Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Sammy Jordan Brown, age 70, of Summertown, on Friday, July 23, 2021, at the Emanuel Medical Center. Funeral services were held Monday, July 26, at 11 a.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Joe Bedgood officiating. Interment followed in the Summertown Cemetery with Rev. Brad McKenzie officiating. The family received friends Sunday, July 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers were Manuel Hernandez, Dennis Kirkland, John Freeman Jr., Roy Beneteau, Austin Fultz, and Curtis Smith. Honorary Pallbearers were Larry Bell, Joe Grimm, Brad Grimm, Tracy Hooks, Joey Kirkland, and Tad Roberson.
Mr. Brown was born October 24, 1950, in Louisville, to the late Fred Brown and Fairie Mae Screws Way. He was a tree surgeon, and retired from BTS & Son. Mr. Brown loved the outdoors; fishing, gardening, spending time with family, and watching softball. He was a member of the Summertown Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandson, Randy Farrow Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Nathan Carson Braddy, Elizabeth Carson Braddy, Lydia Elaine Farrow, and Christopher McCoy.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ann Bishop Brown of Summertown; daughters, Angie (Randy) Farrow of Midville and Belinda (Wayne) Davis of Swainsboro; son, Timothy (Chelsea) Brown of Midville; sisters, Martha (Jimmy) Smith and Gail Bishop, both of Wadley, Harriett (Othro Lee) Powell of Dublin, and Susie (Ricky) Burke of Blundale; grandchildren, Lori (Matt) Smith, Christy (Manuel) Hernandez, Wade (Allayna) Farrow, Cody (Shala) Farrow, Heather (David) Hudson, April (Michael) Lairsey, Sam Jones, Brooklynn Brown, and T. J. Brown; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.