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Hartselle Enquirer

Charles E. ‘Charlie’ Brown

March 2, 2016

Funeral for Charles E. “Charlie” Brown, 83, of Somerville will be Sat., March 5, at 2 p.m. at Valhermoso Holiness Church with Bro. Tim Patrick and Bro. Rusty Wilkerson officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. His body will lie in state for two hours prior to the service on Sat. at the church.

Burial will be in Valhermoso Holiness Cemetery. Visitation will be Fri., March 4, from 2 to 9 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Brown died Wed., March 2, 2016, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born July 5, 1932, in Limestone County to the late Warren Charlie Brown and Eura Worley Brown. He spent most of his childhood in the Cotaco area, although he traveled throughout the United States and Europe for work. He was an elder deacon at Valhermoso Springs Holiness Church, diligently assisting his brother and the other elders in the ministry. For a number of years, he was a salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Later, he and his brothers established Brown Brothers Auto Recycling with their main office in Madison. This business led Charlie into catalytic converter recycling. He and his family then established Charlie Brown Catalytic Converters in Somerville. This became an international company with trading and sales with China, Germany and other European countries as well as sales throughout the United States. He, Nellie and his children worked in the company until he retired and sold the company to a Chinese firm.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nellie Pennington Brown of Valhermoso Springs; a son, Devoy Brown of Lacey’s Spring; a daughter, Deveda Brown Hunter of Somerville; a brother, Cecil Joe Brown; two sisters, Madegline Schofield and Cherie Johnson; five grandchildren, Danielle Hunter, Brionna Hunter Kelso, Adam Brown, Houston Brown and Cassie Brown; and three great-grandchildren, Logan Paseur, Kensley Hunter and Claire Kelso.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Boyette, Tim Davis, Joel Wilson, Jerry Brown, Kevin Brown and Jerry Atchley.

Honorary pallbearers will be James “Buddy” Sasser, Bobby Maples, Don Trosper, Walter Wilson, Randy Johnson, Ira Giddens and J.W. Brown.

 

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