James Edward Brown, age 77, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
James was a native and longtime resident of McMinn County. He was the son of the late Henry and Loraine Henry Brown. He was preceded by his sister Helen Kennedy.
James was a member of Mount Verd Baptist Church, an avid bird hunter, first class fisherman and a longtime carpenter.
James is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret Harrison Brown of Athens;
Daughters Kim Yates and husband Jeffrey of Panama City, FL, and Christy Stough and husband Ben of Athens;
Grandchildren Jamie Minnis (Kayla Griffin) and Sierra Stough;
Great Grandson Dakota Minnis;
Special Nephew Jeff Withrow and wife Missy of Athens.
The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 PM on Saturday, February 6 at Ziegler Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be at 2 PM on Saturday, February 6 at Ziegler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donnie Dalton and Bro. Jerry Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
If you are unable to attend, you are encouraged to sign the online registry at: www.zieglerfuneralhome.com
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of James Edward Brown.
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