MCDONOUGH – Kenneth R. Brown, 72, died Wednesday, August 5, 2009.
Born in Jackson County, he graduated from Maysville High School. He was in the United States Army Reserves prior to being called to active duty in Berlin, Germany, during the Cold War Crisis. He went on to graduate from Woodrow Wilson College of Law with a master of law degree in 1969. He began his private practice in November 1971. His work was his ministry; he loved helping others and had a heart for the Asian community.
Survivors include his wife, Louisia Elizabeth (Beth) Underwood; a son, Kevin R. Brown, Flagler Beach, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Kenda and David L. Meeks, Marietta; grandchildren, Matthew Meeks, Alyssa Meeks, Kristen Meeks and Abigail Gibbons; sisters and brother-in-law, Eloise Slaton, Austell, and Sue and Don Truluck, Watkinsville; sister-in-law, Sandra Brown, Carrollton; and numerous other family members and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 8, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro Worship Center with the Revs. Irvin Pearre and Hinton Harris officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The family will meet at the graveside at Copper Ridge Memorial Gardens in Blue Ridge at 4 p.m. for interment. The family will receive friends Friday, August 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro (missions or music funds), P.O. Box 773, Jonesboro, GA 30237.
Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro, is in charge of arrangements.