BROWN FAMILY LINE
OF POLK COUNTY
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> A. GLENN BROWN - Dec. 4, 1923 - April 16,2017 - h/o- Lorelei Stanley/Brown
Lakeland - From a Florida pioneer family, Alfred Glenn Brown was born and reared in the rural Lakeland, Socrum/Providence area. Born on December 4, 1923, to Audubon G. and Lela M. Brown. He died April 16, 2017 at Grace Manor Suite. > He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Lorelei Stanley, sister, Mrs. Sabrina Hall, and three brothers, Clyde W. 'Cowboy', J.H.P. 'Pete', and C.A. 'Coot' Brown. Glenn graduated from Kathleen High School in 1939, then designated as a Strawberry School. He joined the U.S. Navy a few days after the Pearl Harbor attack in December, 1941. After two years as a Gunner's Mate he qualified for Aviation Cadet and received his Naval Aviator and Ensign commission on November 27, 1945. On this same date he and Lorelei Stanley were married in Warrington Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida. After active duty he continued in the Navy Reserve for 20 plus years, where he retired at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He enrolled in Florida Southern College and received the B.S. degree in Business Administration in 1952 while working full-time with Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation, Nichols, Florida.> In 1952 he began his 33 year sales career with IBM Corporation and moved to the Tampa area where he served in First Baptist, Gibsonton, Florida. Glenn moved back to Lakeland in 1956 and became the first Music Director of Parkview Baptist Church serving in the capacity for many years. In 1975 Glenn became IBM Territory Manager and was moved to Sarasota. In 1983 he retired from IBM and went into real estate. They returned 'home to Lakeland and Parkview' in May, 1993. Glenn and Lorelei have three sons: Lowell S. Brown (Kim), Rome, GA, Lawrence A. Brown (Rachel), Lakeland, and A. Glenn Jr., 'Chip' (Donna), Lakeland. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5-7 pm at Heath Funeral Chapel in the Tribute Center, 328 South Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801. Services will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11 am at Parkview Baptist Church, 509 Parkview Place, Lakeland, FL 33805. Interment will take place at Socrum Cemetery at Bethel Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Parkview Baptist Church, or Good Shepherd Hospice, 3470 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel.com  – Ledger, Wed. April 13, 2017
>LORELEI STANLEY BROWN – 86 - Homemaker Retired Teacher w/o- A.Glen Brown
LAKELAND - Lorelei Stanley Brown passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 due to injuries from a fall. She was born in Lakeland to Howard Codding Stanley and Annie Ellen Robertson, and was a lifelong resident, attending schools in Lakeland, and graduating from Pensacola High School. She then earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of South Florida in 1980, and worked as a teacher at Combee Elementary School, and for a time, in the Sarasota area. She retired in 1985. Lorelei was the granddaughter of Lena Codding and Dr. William Alexander Stanley, who pioneered the development of a flu vaccine in Lakeland during the 1920's flu epidemic. She spent over 30 years as the organist/pianist for Parkview Baptist Church. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she enjoyed her family, cooking, writing, poetry, and was "Nana" to everyone she knew. >She is survived by her husband of 66 years Glenn Brown, her 3 sons Lowell and wife Kim, Lawrence and wife Rachel, and Chip and wife Donna. >Lorelei was preceded in death by a sister Marcie Hammond. >She is survived by 3 sisters Tommie Watson and her husband Robert, Patricia Bennett and husband Floyd, Barbara Ivey and husband Charles, a brother Floyd Stanley; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Parkview Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Socrum Cemetery. Friends are invited to the visitation starting at 2:00 pm. Donations may be made to either Parkview Baptist Church, or the Florida Baptist Children's Home, Lakeland. Arrangements handled by Gentry-Morrison, Northside Chapel. – Ledger, March 16, 2012
> SABRINA EVELYN BROWN HALL -  94 - Polk County School Board
LAKELAND - Sabrina Evelyn Brown Hall, a lifelong resident of the Lakeland area died Sunday November 3rd, 2013, at her home in Lakeland, Florida.> Survivors include her only child, Larry Thomas Hall, wife Christy, and Karen Morris Jerry her grandchildren's mother, all of Vero Beach, Florida; grandchildren John Hall Jen Jen Tampa, Florida, Steven Hall Chari Covington, Louisiana, Brian Hall of New York, New York, Natalie Ikemeier Ryan of Erie, Colorado and 5 great grandchildren Catherine Hall, Ethan Hall, Mason Hall, Alexander Ikemeier and Greyson Ikemeier.> She is also survived by her brother A. Glenn Brown of Lakeland. >She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Jerry Kenneth Hall;  her father Audubon G. Brown; mother Lela Missouri Brown, also a school teacher; stepmother Clara Brown, brothers Clyde "Cowboy" Brown, J.H. "Pete" Brown, Council A. "Coot" Brown, Paul Freeman Brown and twin sisters Letty and Netty Brown. The family is grateful for the gentle loving caregivers who have served her these past several years, Linda Newberry, Carolyn Harris, Elizabeth Harrison, and Pat Hicks. Sabrina married the love of her life Kenneth Hall, a farmer and rancher, December 22, 1937, within days of her graduation from Kathleen High School. They were married 57 years before his passing in 1994. Sabrina is a retired Polk County school teacher who began her teaching career in 1938, in a one room schoolhouse in the north Polk County community of Green Pond. While teaching, raising son Larry, and helping her husband on their farm, she also attended Florida Southern College at night and on weekends earning her Bachelors of Science in Education on March 22, 1948. She continued teaching at Kathleen Elementary from 1944 - 1964 and was one of the original twelve Padgett Elementary Pioneers who opened the school in September, 1965. Sabrina retired from Padgett Elementary and at her retirement party her principal said of her "The Greatest Teacher once said 'Suffer the little children to come unto me.' In five years we have not seen a teacher who has shown more love and devotion to the children than Mrs. Hall. On many days she has been the first at school in the morning and the last to leave at night." Sabrina, her husband Kenneth and son Larry, were faithful members of Bethel Baptist Church in Socrum until 1966, when they moved from the Socrum area to their ranch northeast of Lakeland. The couple then became active members of Parkview Baptist where her membership remained until her death. Her faith was central to her life and she demonstrated that faith daily in her home, her classroom, and her church where she was active in teaching young people for many years in Sunday school, Girls Auxiliary, and youth activities. Sabrina's greatest accomplishments may have been in the lives of her family and friends and especially in helping to mold her students. Her dedication and desire to teach school lessons as well as the Judeo Christian values to which she was committed was evident. Students could feel encouraged by her generous heart of love and concern for them knowing she truly wanted to help them develop their full potential. She was dedicated to children, both in her family and those whom she taught in public school or church. Sabrina loved her large extended family and was available to help out day or night. After her retirement she was often found working outside in her garden or yard and canning or freezing vegetables from the family garden. She often taught school all day, returned home to help on the farm until well after dark, cook and serve dinner, later grade papers and prepare to teach the next day. She was a strong and dedicated woman who was able to successfully develop her career in education while fully accomplishing her role as mother, wife, mentor and teacher at her church. We who love her know that Sabrina Brown Hall was a woman after God's own heart! Please join her family in a celebration of her life on Friday November 8th from 6 - 8 PM at the Gentry Morrison Chapel at 3350 Mall Hill Road, Lakeland, Florida and for funeral services at 10 AM Saturday November 9th at the same location followed by burial at Socrum Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hall Youth Fund at Parkview Baptist Church, 509 Parkview Place, Lakeland, Florida 33805 or to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, Florida 33823.- Ledger, Nov. 6, 2013
*More of the Brown Family can be found in Mount Tabor Cemetery -
Clyde W. "Cowboy" Brown- 8-24-1921 - 8-19-1983  -  Council Audubon "Coot" Brown - 1-31-1932 - 1-16-2012
Lettie Lea Brown & Nettie Vee Brown- Twins- 1930 - 1930  -  Paul Freeman Brown - 11-28-1935 - 12-12-1935
> ARTHUR WAYNE "SARGE" BROWN  - 64 - Automotive Racing Machinist
LAKELAND - Arthur Wayne "Sarge" Brown died of congestive heart failure Tuesday (Dec. 15, 2009). Born in Lakeland on July 5, 1942, he was a lifelong resident. He was an automotive racing machinist. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and the National Rifle Association. >Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his father Arnold Wilbur Brown; mother Thelma Edith Brown. >He is survived by his sister Gail Hampton and her husband John, Lakeland; half sister Kay Bennett, Belton, TX; stepbrother Tim Brown, Waco, TX; niece Jessica Griesi, Sumter, S.C.; nephew Charles W. Hampton, Lakeland. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sat. at Socrum Cemetery.- Ledger, Dec. 18, 2009
> ALTON MILTON BROWN - 76 -   Laborer with Prestressed Concrete
LAKELAND -- Mr. Alton Milton Brown of Lakeland died of pneumonia Thursday (July 13, 2006) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born May 9, 1930, in Oak Creek, Colo., Mr. Brown lived in Lakeland his entire life. He worked as a laborer working with prestressed concrete. >Mr. Brown is survived by his brother, Harry Brown, Lakeland. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Socrum Cemetery.-Ledger, July 16, 2006

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