Mrs. Lura Elliott Brown, age 88, of Old Fort, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center in Black Mountain. A native of McDowell County, she was born on June 20, 1923 to the late Thomas D. and Laura Kuykendall Elliott. Mrs. Brown retired from Highland Farms, was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph βJoeβ Henry Brown; a son, Bobby Joe Brown; a daughter, Dorothy β Dottieβ Louise Brown, and a grandson, Bobby Joe Brown, Jr.
Left to cherish her memories are a daughter-in-law, Donna Brown of Old Fort; two granddaughters, Kimberly Sherrill and husband Alan of Lenoir and Jennifer Brown of Old Fort; two great-grandchildren, Victoria Rose Sherrill and Catherine Ann Sherrill
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home - Old Fort Chapel with the Rev. James Brown officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Community Cemetery. Those desiring to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Brownβs memory are asked to consider Alzheimers Association, 31 College Place, Asheville, NC 28801.
Charitable donations may be made in Lura 's memory to the following organization:
311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: 617 868 6718