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Mrs. Annette Brown of 318 North Maple Avenue, Eatonton, Georgia departed this life Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital, Athens, Georgia.

Mrs. Brown was born November 1, 1933, in Putnam County, to the late Eugene and Lizzie Mae Smith; she was raised in Putnam County, but migrated to Chicago, Illinois at an early age. Annette returned to Putnam County after many years and united in holy matrimony with Roger Brown, who preceded her in death. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a devoted member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church.

Mrs. Brown was always known as a loving, dedicated, loyal and hard-working person. She made a career at Haband Company, where she retired after many years. She later enjoyed part-time work at the Retreat in Jasper County, Georgia. Mrs. Brown enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her favorite hobbies include attending the Senior Citizens’ Center, watching game shows, and doing crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by eight siblings, Lottie Key, Nathaniel Smith, Oretha Banks, Blanchie Smith, Thelma Manson, Eugene Smith, Mattie Culp, and Virginia Smith.

She leaves to cherish her memories two sisters, Mary McCullen (Joe) and Mary Eugenia Smith, both of Eatonton, GA; two brothers, Willie Smith (Nita) of Birmingham, AL, and Lee Arthur Smith of Chicago, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at The Eatonton Chapel of Bernard’s Family Funeral Care, Pastor Salathiel Coleman, officiated. Burial followed in Saint Paul A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Eatonton.

Srevices entrusted to Bernard's Family Funeral Care, LLC The Eatonton Chapel.


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