Whitesburg KY

Donnie Ray Browning dies in Tennessee

Donnie Ray Browning, 71, of Madisonville, Tenn., died February 11 at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville.

Born in Neon, he was a son of the late Bill and Mollie Browning.

He was mentioned in the book, ‘The Heroes of Coach David Hurst,’ who was his football coach when he attended Fleming-Neon High School. He was chosen his senior year as the most outstanding football player for the Kentucky All-Star team.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Kelly Browning; a son, Donnie Rayford Browning and wife Laura of Madisonville, Tenn.; two daughters, Cindi Browning Scott and husband Denny of Naples, Fla., and Heather Browning Cutlip and husband Larry of Diamond, Oh.; three brothers, James Browning of Lafolette, Tenn., Ted Browning of Crossville, Tenn., and Harold Browning of Lancaster; three sisters, Enith Bentley of Lancaster, Sue Browning of Neon, and Bobbie Jean Whitaker of Cromona; 12 grandchildren, Matthew Browning, Lauren Browning, Justin Browning, Jacob Browning, Sara Browning, Jared Browning, Keith Scott, Brent Scott, Brandon Cutlip, Heath Cutlip. Griffin Cutlip and Meagan Cutlip; and a great-granddaughter, Madison Rose Browning.

Funeral services were held February 15 in Mansfield, Ohio. Entombment was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

Everidge Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.

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