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Vernon Brown

(WOODLAND) Funeral services for Vernon Brown, 82, of Woodland will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 3 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike Spradlin and Bro. Terry Graham. Burial will follow at Levens Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. on Thursday before services begin.

Mr. Brown passed away on Monday, March 13, at Lineville Health and Rehabilitation.

Survivors include: one daughter, Kim Rice (Harold Rice, Jr.) of Wedowee; three grandchildren, Teshia Heard (Jeff) of Woodland, Shauna Milner (William) and Krystal Payne (John), both of Wedowee; 11 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Vera Luker of Lineville; and one brother, Junior Brown of Wedowee.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Brown, Buck Heard, Todd Parrish, Ted Brown, Anthony Milner, Ty Payne, and Austin Brown.

A Wedowee native, Mr. Brown was born on Aug. 13, 1940, the son of Bob and Annie Bolt Brown. He was Baptist by faith and worked as a store manager for Poole’s Grocery and Service before retiring. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and three brothers.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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