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Martha Bess Brown

Services were Wednesday at South Fulton Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Stanley’s Chapel Cemetery. Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton was in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made to Harvest the Vision Fund, P.O. Box 5258, South Fulton, TN 38257.
A country girl at heart, completely unspoiled by the trappings of this world, she delighted in the simple things of life and had the ability to see heaven on earth through nature. The life she lived was a wonderful example of Christian living. Always with a smile on her face and blessed with an endless and endearing sense of humor, she lived joyfully and she leaves a legacy of faith manifested in her passion for people and prayer.
To know her was to love her and likewise with her huge capacity to love; to ever be loved by Martha Brown was always to be loved by Martha Brown. She never got mad at anyone and chose to pray instead and earnestly encouraged others to do the same.
She will be missed by her immediate family, a large extended family, her church family and numerous friends. Her family is comforted by the knowledge she loved them deeply and unconditionally and their mother and Memaw prayed for them daily. She was a member of South Fulton Baptist Church and lived in this area all her life.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Teddy Adams of Fulton; her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Julia Brown of Olive Branch, Miss.; her devoted sister, Shelby Vise of Union City; five grandchildren and their spouses, Christy and Michael Norton of Murfreesboro, Hailey and Frank Gali of Miami, Derek and Lauren Haneline of Kevil, Ky., Devin Haneline of Paducah, Ky., and Dallas Haneline of Olive Branch, Miss.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death her husband of 47 years, Charles Leonard “Peanut” Brown; her daughter, Deborah Kay Brown; her parents, Charles Lee and Bessie (Bryson) McWherter; and her brother, Charles Dean McWherter.
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