Cecil Clayton Brown
November 8, 1919 – February 12, 2018
Ellistown—Cecil Clayton Brown, 98, of Blue Springs, went home to his Heavenly Father on February 12, 2018, at Diversicare in Tupelo, MS.
He was a faithful and loving husband to Nadine Bell Brown for 64 years. He was the best Daddy in the world to June Easterling (Raymond Earl) and Lori Roberts (Jeff). He was a wonderful grandfather to Renee Easterling.
He was a member and deacon at Ellistown Baptist Church. He was a kind and humble man who read his Bible the first thing every morning.
He was always content with what he had and never complained. He loved to do crossword puzzles, enjoyed music, and could recall the lyrics to many of the older songs. He could recite all the presidents of the US in order and knew all the states and their capitals even in his later years.
He served his country during World War II in the 1st Armored Division, 27th Field Artillery Battalion, Headquarters Battery of the United States Army. He was stationed in North Africa and Italy for the majority of the war. He loved his Lord, his family and friends, and his country.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Walter and Annie Isabell Palmer Brown; 4 sisters: Gippie Comer, Alice Faires, Verna Turner, and Jewel Thompson; and 2 brothers: Howard Brown and John Brown.
Along with his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, and granddaughter, he is survived by 2 brothers: Lawson Brown (Shirley) and Earl Brown (Sarah); a sister-in-law: Joye Dye (Terrell); a brother-in-law: Ronnie Bell (Jackie); as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 14th, at Ellistown Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Powell officiating. Visitation was Tuesday, February 13th, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at United Funeral Service in New Albany and will be from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.at Ellistown Baptist Church the day of the funeral. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Paul Wayne Bradley, Allen Brown, John Bruce, Mike Moore, J. D. Roberts, and Bobby Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Ellistown Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Ellistown Cemetery.
In honor of Mr. Brown’s service to his country United Funeral Service will fly the U. S. Army flag during his visitation and service. American Legion Post 72 of New Albany will provide funeral honors at Mr. Brown’s service.
For online condolences please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.