Billy Royce Brown, 84, died May 9 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of the late Benjamin Brown and Isabelle Lewis Brown. He was the widower of Thelma Jean Bowling, and was also preceded in death by five brothers, Willard Brown, Willis Brown, Ellis Brown, Lawrence Brown and Howard Brown.
Surviving are his daughter, Teresa Brown Caudill and husband Billy of Culloden, W.Va.; three sons, Tim Brown and wife Sandy of Partridge, Roger Brown and wife Kaye of Cowan, and Kevin Brown and wife Sandy of Hazard; a sister, Pauline Brown Barger of Indiana; a sisterin law, Dixie Adams Brown of Louisville; 13 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held May 12 from the Brown family cemetery at Dry Fork. Burial was in the Brown family cemetery.