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Marien Smith Brown

July 6, 1933 — February 14, 2020

Marien Smith Brown

Mrs. Marien Smith Brown, 86, of Old Hartwell Road, Elberton, wife of the late Noah Donald Brown, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 14, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Brown was born in Oglethorpe County on July 6, 1933, one of fourteen children of the late Walter Lee Smith and Monnie Mae Pearson Smith. She was a textile weaver having worked at Elberton Silk Mill and JP Stevens in Calhoun Falls. Following retirement, she enjoyed sitting with people at Magnolia Estates. Mrs. Marien was a dedicated member of Vineyard Creek Baptist Church as long as her health permitted. She enjoyed vacations, spending time with her family, singing in the church choir, and living life to the fullest.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Barry Lunsford of Elberton; daughter-in-law, Regina Brown of Bowman; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by three sons: Larry Brown, Travis Brown, and Curtis Brown; one grandson; and siblings: Frances Britt, Dealer Hackett, Lilly Mae Stevens, Louien Lee, Margie Griffith, William Smith, Albert Smith, Samuel Smith, Lonnie Smith, Virgil Smith, Curtis Smith, Edgar Smith, and Long Smith.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be held on Tuesday, February 18, at 2 o’clock at Vineyard Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Williams and the Rev. Tim Adams officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Derek Brown, Lance Brown, Ryan Brown, Bobby Duck, Trey Duck, Austin Duck, and Brayden Rice honored as pallbearers.

The family is at the residence of Bobby and Sandy Duck, 1715 Pleasant Hill Road, Elberton, and will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00p.m. on Monday evening.

Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in her memory to Vineyard Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Marien Smith Brown.

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Past Services


Monday, February 17, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory

1 Berry Lane, Elberton, GA 30635

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vineyards Creek Baptist Church

121 Cherokee Road, COMER, GA 30629

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Vineyards Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

121 Cherokee Rd, Clarkesville, GA 30523

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