(WOODLAND) The funeral for Barney J. Brown, 81, of Woodland will be Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. David Daniel and Rev. Terry Eason officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday. Mr. Brown will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services on Wednesday.

Mr. Brown died Saturday, Aug. 31, at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston.

A Randolph County native, Mr. Brown was born April 19, 1938, the son of Burl Barney and Lula Brown. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church and worked at D&L and Lamar Manufacturing. Mr. Brown was a member of the VFW in Carrollton, Ga. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed carpentry and working with his hands, and he loved to buy/trade and sell and enjoyed haggling prices. Most of all, he loved his family.

Survivors include his wife, Nettie Lee Brown of Woodland; daughter, Leesa Copeland (Rick); two sons, Dwayne Yates (Lori) and Dennis Yates (Deborah); seven grandchildren, Jay Yates, Eva Yates, Ian Yates, Brent Copeland, Kip Copeland, Lindsey McClurg and Russ DuRant; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Louise Noles (Ted), Pearlie Moore and Dellie Nobley. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruby Dye, Lela Madden, Eula Mae Arrington, Eva Seymore, Ellen Noles and Willie Mae Ellis; and brother, Oscar Brown.

Pallbearers will be Tony Moore, Nick Noles, Durant Noles, Scott Noles, Steve Nobley and Brian Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Yates, Cody McClurg, Brent Copeland, Kip Copeland, Russ DuRant and Ian Yates.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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