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LORENZO (Special) — Funeral services for Warren Ellis Brown, 71, lifelong resident of Crosby County , will be at 2:30 .m. today in the Lorenzo Methodist Church.

Brown, father of Joe Warren Brown, publisher of The Lorenzo Tribune, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack about 11:45 p.m. Monday at his home.

Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Bruce Parks, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. U.S. Sherrill, a former pastor, now of Abernathy.

Burial will be in Lorenzo Cemetery under direction of Carter Funeral Home of Ralls.

Brown was a farmer and a veteran of World War I. He was born Dec. 21, 1894 in Crosby County and was married Dec. 2, 1929 to the former Ivy Mae Smith in the First Methodist Church at Mineral Wells. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Warren, who also is an Avalanche-Journal staff member, and Walter Ellis Brown, both of Lorenzo; a brother, Bailey Brown, Idalou; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Dillard and Miss Belle Brown, both of Lorenzo; and four grandchildren.

©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, April 1966
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

Services for Mrs. Ellis (Ivy Mae) Brown 72, of Lorenzo were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church here.

Officiating was the Rev. James Hollman, pastor, assisted by Rev. Bruce Parks of Slaton and the Rev. U.S. Sherrill of Abernathy. Burial was in Lorenzo Cemetery directed by Carter Funeral Home of Ralls.

A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Brown died about 10 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeside Nursing home in Lubbock where she had been a resident a year.

She grew up at Mineral Wells had attended the Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and later had studied piano and violin in New York with private teachers.

Mrs. Brown began teaching music when she was 18 years old and had taught in her home until 1954.

Survivors include two sons, Joe and Walter Brown, both of Lorenzo, two sisters and four grandchildren.

©Tri-County News, October 20, 1970
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

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