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Sophia Irene Brown succumbs at 89

Sophia Irene Brown of Blackey, died August 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 89 years old and was the last charter member of the Mt. Olivet Regular Baptist Church.

A daughter of the late Joe and Margaret Dixon Back, she was the widow of Jack Brown. She was a sister of the late Agnon Back, Ray Back, James Back, and Artie Campbell.

Surviving are a son, Robert Brown and wife Anita, Louisa; a daughter, Violet Watts and husband Bernard, Blackey; two brothers, Reedus Back, Morehead, and John Back, Lexington; two sisters, Minerva Craft, Florence, and Jo Ann Walters, Blackey; three grandchildren, John Watts, Neil Watts, and Marla Brown Tobia; and three great-grandchildren, Easton Tobia, Laura Sophia Tobia, and Emily Jade Watts.

Funeral services were held August 4 at the Mt. Olivet Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Dixon Cemetery at Elk Creek.

Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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