Charlie Brown, 95, of 113 Ridgewood Street, Shelby, N.C., entered eternal rest on Sunday, Feb. 16, in Shelby.
Widower of Minnie Bonner Brown, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late James and Ada Brown.
He was a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church and a retired employee of Cleveland County School District.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Allen, three siblings, Solomon Brown, Bessie Sarratt, and Elizabeth Norris.
Surviving is a son, Charles Brown of Charlotte, N.C.; five daughters, Alice Samuel, Ada Cosgrove, and Jimmie Brown, all of Long Island, N.Y.; Gayla Brown and Patricia Brown, both of Shelby; two sisters, Minnie Horton of Shelby and Ora Lee Hill of Charlotte; 11 grandchildren, including Atlas Brown, raised in the home; 26 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Mikes Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Courtney Mills officiating.
Interment will follow in Webb Memorial Cemetery, Shelby.
Brown’s body will lie in state in the church Friday from 1-2 p.m.