Funeral services for Stephen Cyrus Brown, 71, were held October 16 at the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church. Burial was in Joseph Hopson Gibson Cemetery on Little Cowan.
Born on Little Cowan to Virginia Brown of Whitesburg and the late Myrel Brown, he died October 12 at his home in Blountville, Tenn.
He was a member of West View Primitive Baptist Church in Kingsport, Tenn., and a former member of Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church in Whitesburg. He also attended Lime Hill Baptist Church and Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church in Bristol, Va.
Mr. Brown was graduated from Pikeville College and worked for Bell Telephone in Lexington. He was later employed with United Intermountain Telephone of Bristol, Tenn. He retired from United Intermountain Telephone (Sprint) after 30 years of service as a construction engineering manager.
He was a charter member of both the Tennessee Christian Bass Anglers and the Reel Christian Bass Anglers of Tennessee.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Linda Brown; two brothers,
Joe Brown and wife Linda of Forest, Miss., and Randy Brown and wife Eula May of Whitesburg; a son, Robert Brown and wife Sherrie of Jonesborough, Tenn.; three daughters, Jenny Brown of Cunningham, Tenn., and Andrea Barrett and husband Randy, and Brittany Mitchell, all of Blountville, Tenn.; and 14 grandchildren, Jacob Farley of Corbin, Bradley Brown and Joseph Brown, of Jonesborough, Tenn., Joshua Libertory, Christal Brown, John Brown, Dallas Reeves, Dusty Reeves, and Destiny Reeves of Cunningham, Tenn., and Makenna Arnold, Chance Barrett, Gentry Barrett, Braden Mitchell, and Landon Mitchell of Blountville, Tenn.
Letcher Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.