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Helen Brown

July 28, 1930 — September 1, 2022

Chapel Hill, TN

Mrs. Helen Sweeney Brown, age 92, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, died Thursday afternoon, September 1, 2022 in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Mrs. Brown was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Frank Morris Sweeney, Sr. and Fannie Mae McAdams Sweeney. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Buford Coleman Brown, who died in 1983; brothers, Will Akin “Bill” Sweeney and Frank “Buddy” Sweeney, Jr.

Mrs. Brown was a graduate of the Class of 1948 at Forrest High School in Chapel Hill and a member of the former Promise United Methodist Church in the Holts Corner Community.

Mrs. Helen was a homemaker and well known as a baker, especially for making the best yeast rolls, cinnamon rolls, and cornbread. She was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and was an enthusiastic card player. Helen loved watching many different game shows on television and playing bingo with her friends at NHC in Lewisburg. Most of all, she loved being with her family.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her children, Ronnie C. (Brenda) Brown, Caney Spring Comm., Dale Brown, Chapel Hill, TN, Lisa (Ted) Klaren, Louisville, KY, Dena (Ronnie) Horton, Snellville, GA, Donna (Bobby) Gravitt, Cumming GA; grandchildren, Jay (Christy) Brown, Robert (Jessica) Brown, Kelly Klaren, Taylor (Heather) Horton, Laura Klaren, Rachel Horton, Josh Gravitt, John Paul Gravitt; great grandchildren, Simon Mann, Emily Brown, Braydon Siler, Evelynn Horton, Pearl Brown, Preston Gravitt, Daisy Gravitt, Charlotte Gravitt, Claire Gravitt; sister-in-law, Ruth Sweeney, Chapel Hill, TN.

Family members will receive friends on Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, at Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill with Rev. Tim Holton officiating. Burial will immediately follow.

Ted Klaren, Ronnie Horton, Bobby Gravitt, Jay Brown, Robert Brown and Taylor Horton will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial donations may be made to Caney Spring United Methodist Church, c/o Tammy Welch, 3750 Harber Road, Chapel Hill, TN 37034.

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