Funeral services for Pastor Joe Martin Brown, 65, of Neon, were held May 21 at the Neon Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the McRoberts Community Cemetery.
Born in Fleming-Neon, he was a son of the late John and Pauline Smith Brown. He was the father of the late Joey Ray Brown and Teddy Dewayne Brown, and a brother the late Larry Dean Brown. He died May 17 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.
Pastor Brown was a dedicated Christian minister and pastor of the Neon Pentecostal Church for many years. He was well known and loved by many.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Carol Brown; two sons, Joseph Brown and wife Linda of Whitesburg, and Benjamin Brown and wife Doreena of Resaca, Ga.; two daughters, Diana Barron and husband Kenneth of Cromona, and Justina Neace and husband Brian of Jenkins; a daughter-in-law, Billiann Brown of Peebles, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Drayden Brown, Aleisha Brown, Dewayne Brown, Vella Brown, Shelly Barron, Emily Barron, Zachary Barron, Skyler Mullins, Kenneth Mullins, Braxton Blackburn, Brooke Blackburn and Shemeka Hall and husband Michael; a great-granddaughter, Desirae Lynn Hall; and a sister, Virginia Lee Meade.