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Lester Nolan Brown

Lester Nolan Brown died Oct. 19 in So­cial Cir­cle. The son of the late John Martin B r own Sr. and Mag­gie Nolan Fam­brough Brown, he was born in 1927. He grad­u­ated summa cum laude from Rut­ledge High School in 1945. In 1946, he joined the Army serv­ing in the Pa­cific The­ater Op­er­a­tion and re­ceiv­ing a World War II Victory Metal. Mr. Brown faith­fully at­tended Cal­vary Bap­tist Church serv­ing as a dea­con and choir di­rec­tor and ac­com­pa­nied the or­gan­ist and pi­anist with his gui­tar. He loved mu­sic and could play the pi­ano, banjo, man­dolin and fid­dle. Mr. Nolan re­tired from McGar­ity Ford Com­pany in Mon­roe as the Parts Man­ager af­ter work­ing over 40 years. Af­ter re­tire­ment, he worked for KC Of­fice Sup­plies. Many peo­ple know Mr. Nolan from his love of elec­tron­ics. He has re­paired many TVs, ra­dios and clocks and in­stalled sound sys­tems, car ra­dios and speak­ers for fam­ily and friends

Mr. Brown was pre­ceded in death by wife Frances Harper Brown, who died in 2007. They were mar­ried 59 1/ 2 years.

Sur­viv­ing are sis­ters-in-law and broth­ers- in- law Nancy M. Brown, Alice C. Brown, Ad­die Ruth Harper, Hazel and Ver­non Craft, Martha Carter, A.W. and An­nie Bell Harper and Pete Shel­nutt; 58 nieces and neph­ews, 71 grand­nieces and grand­nephews, 42 great­grand­nieces and great-grand­nephews and three great­great-grand­nieces; and a host of nieces and neph­ews by mar­riage.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held at Mead­ows Fu­neral Home chapel on Oc­to­ber 22 with Bryan Ar­mour, Danny Sor­rells and Julie Schen­dell of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at Hill Haven Ceme­tery. Do­na­tions can be made to the Cal­vary Bap­tist Church Mu­sic


Ri­ley Henry Jack­son Sr., 70, of So­cial Cir­cle, died on Oct. 21. The son of the late Gus Howard Jack­son and Min­nie Lee Jack­son, he was born in Mor­gan County in 1938. He was pre­ceded in death by his son Tony An­thony Jack­son and his daugh­ter Mary Lynn Jack­son.

Sur­viv­ing are wife Mary Ann Jack­son of So­cial Cir­cle; son Ri­ley Henry Jack­son Jr. of Cov­ing­ton; daugh­ter An­gela Co­lette Bell of Mon­ti­cello; broth­ers and sis­ters Elmer Jack­son of Cov­ing­ton, Tommy Jack­son of Jef­fer­son, Ju­nior Jack­son of For­est Park, O’Lena Ea­ton of Madi­son, Thelma Meelek of Mon­roe; five grand­chil­dren and five great-grand­chil­dren.

Fu­neral Ser­vices will be held at 1 p.m. to­day, Oct. 24, in the chapel of Mead­ows Fu­neral Home with the Rev. Hu­lon Knight of­fi­ci­at­ing.

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