ZIONVILLE, N.C. — Mr. Paul Gray Brown, age 86, of US Hwy 421 North, Zionville, died Tuesday evening, November 8, 2011, at home.
Born March 7, 1925, in Watauga County, he was a son of the late Dewitt and Bessie Moody Brown. He was the co-owner of Brown Brothers Construction and a real estate developer.
He is survived by four children; Keeta Norris and husband, Baxter, of Zionville, Neeta Hayden, of Charleston, SC, Billie Jo Mains, of Zionville, and Steve Brown and wife, Yvonne, of Zionville; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister; Josephine Bingham; one brother, D.T. Brown; a special friend, Joy Thomas; two special caregivers; Dora Adams and Judy Cornett; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister; Billie Sutherland.
Funeral services for Mr. Paul Brown will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Cove Creek Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Dan Little. Military graveside rites and burial will follow at the Cove Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Appalachian Shrine Club, in care of Randy Vines, 1005 George Wilson Road, Boone, NC 28607 or to Medi Home Hospice, PO Box 1357, Newland, NC 28658
The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:30 until 9 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. At other times friends may call at the residence, 10801 US Hwy 421 North, Zionville.
Online condolences may be sent to the Brown family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory, 194 Queen Street, Boone, North Carolina 28607, is serving the Brown family. (828) 264-8888