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Wilmington Star-News, Wilmington, NC
2 Sep 2005
Ora Mae Brown
BOILING SPRING LAKES , Mrs. Ora Mae
Brown, 83, of Wimberly Lane, died Thursday, September 1, 2005, in New
Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Born in Hyden, Kentucky, on November 1, 1921, she was a daughter of the
late Joe and Hannah Bowling Lewis. She was retired from the Block Shirt
Factory after 40 years of service. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by
her husband, Grover C. Brown; three sons, Angelo Brown, David Brown and
Stephen Brown and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include a son, Tommy Brown and wife Libby of Bolivia; three
daughters, Hazel Odom and husband Buddy of Leland, Sandra Powell and
Tim of Winnabow, Shelley Cooper of Bolivia; two brothers, Fred Lewis of
Bolivia, Toby Lewis of Longwood; two sisters, Ruth Johnson of Burgaw,
NC, Evelyn Wescott of Boiling Spring Lakes and sixty-nine
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 3,
2005, in the chapel of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service &
Crematory, Supply Chapel, with Reverend Bill Altman, Reverend Charles
West and Reverend Merle Martin officiating. Interment will follow in
the Bowling Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday evening at
the funeral home and at other times from the home of Hazel Odom at 127
Hickory Drive, Leland, NC 28451.
Throughout her lifetime she had made many friends who loved and will
miss her deeply. The family of Mrs. Brown would like to thank the
nurses on the 5th floor of New Hanover Regional Medical Center for the
excellent care given to their mother.
Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory, Supply Chapel.