Royal Brown Sr., 80, a resident of Sunflower, died Jan. 15, 2011 in a Mobile Infirmary Hospital. He was the son of the late Mary and Peter Brown.
He retired in 1992 from Olin Chemical.
Surviving are his devoted wife of 58 years, Carrie Brown of Sunflower; seven sons, Harold (Annie) Brown, Royal (Sharon) Brown Jr., Jimmie Brown and Cecil (Arnetta) Brown, all of Sunflower, Cornelius (Gladys) James of Jackson, Charles (Debra) Brown of Lemore, Calif. and Peter Brown of Houston, Texas; daughter, Lorraine Creer of Sunflower; brother, Oscar (Evelyn) Brown of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Geraldine Brown and Claudia Brown, both of Mobile; three brothers-in-law, Gabe Davidson of Mobile, James Gaston of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and John W. Davidson of Sacramento, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral will be Sunday, Jan. 23 at Mt. Shady A.M.E. Zion Church in Sunflower. Viewing will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11. The Rev. Douglas James, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Brown Family Cemetery in Sunflower with Jackson Memorial Home directing.