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Eva Nell Brown

January 19, 1928 – August 13, 2020

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Eva Nell Malone Brown passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020, at her home in the Hills Chapel Community. Eva Nell was born January 19, 1928, in Franklin County Alabama. She was the daughter of Urey Gene Malone and Susie Barnett Malone. The family moved to Mississippi when Eva Nell was 16 years old and she lived in the Hills Chapel Community most of her life.

Eva Nell and Edwin Brown were married on October 6, 1946, and had 63 years together before his death in 2009.

In 1950, Eva Nell became a Christian and has been a faithful member of the Hills Chapel Church of Christ ever since.

Eva Nell is survived by daughter, Linda Sweeney (Donnie) and son, Dwain Brown (Diane) both of the Hills Chapel Community. She is also survived by grandchildren Summer Morris (Justin) of Franklin, TN; Trey Brown (Abbey) of Chattanooga, TN; Ethan Brown of Nashville, TN; Andrew Sweeney (Ginger) of Tupelo; Son-in-law, Syd Limerick, Tupelo; Six great-grandchildren: Dublin Morris, Liffey Morris, Ronan Morris, Eva Brooke Sweeney, Loden Sweeney, and Malone Sweeney. Brother-in-law, Vance Brown (Louise), Booneville; Sisters-in-law Virginia Penna, Barlett, TN; Beverly Taylor, Florence, AL. And a host of very special nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edwin; daughter, Deborah Limerick; sister, Madrue Free (Charlie), and brothers Thelton Malone and Junior Malone. Brothers and sisters- in-law Leamon and Eula Brown; Bobby Taylor; Maylene Brown; Ewell and Hazel Brown, Johnny Browne and nephews, James L. Brown and Nathan Brown and niece LeAnn Willard.

Eva Nell said she was a farmer’s daughter, a farmer’s wife and loved the outdoors and the farmer’s life.
Graveside services will be 11 am Saturday, August 15, at the Russell Cemetery in Colbert County, Alabama. Ministers Craig Chandler and Tony Brown will officiate with McMillan Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. CDC guidelines and social distancing will be observed.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the Russell Cemetery Fund, % Linda Sweeney, 87 CR 3161, Booneville, MS 38829 or your favorite charity.

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  • A Celebration of Life Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

2 thoughts on “Eva Nell Brown”

  1. I am so sorry to read this. I have known this sweet lady my entire life. She and my mom were best of friends. May God comfort you and give you peace and strength in the days to come.


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