Frank Brown

Published 2:51 pm Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The funeral service for Frank Brown, 69, of the Recovery Community near Bainbridge, Ga., will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne McDonald officiating.

Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Mr. Brown was born Aug. 11, 1941, in Bainbridge, Ga., the son of Delmas Oliver Brown and Annie Mae Davis Brown. He died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at his residence.

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He retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Brown was a graduate of Attapulgus High School, a member of Recovery United Methodist Church, and a member of Bainbridge Lion’s Club and the Flint River Umpiring Association. He was actively involved for more than 23 years in sporting events from co-founding Bainbridge Youth Football League to umpiring more than 8,000 baseball, softball, football and basketball games. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his brother, Renell Brown; and his sister, Naomi Morris.

Survivors include his son, Richard W. Brown of Denver, Colo.; many nieces, nephews and several cousins.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.