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Albert S. Brown Funeral Monday
Albert S. Brown, 83, of Pottsboro, an early Grayson County teacher,
died at a Sherman nursing home early Saturday after a three-week illness.
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church here Monday
at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Henry Garber, pastor, and Rev. David Baker, First
Christian Church minister, officiating.
Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery at Sherman with Johnson-Moore
in charge. The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7 until
Pallbearers will be Edwin, Freddie, Albert and Cory Brown, Gary
and Jerry Wilson, Eddie Thompson, and Rickey Grimes.
Brown was born in the Celtic community near Sherman April 27, 1888
and married Miss Sallie Cowherd at Pottsboro Dec. 31, 1910.
He attended school at Pottsboro, Quitaque, Silverton, Southeastern
State College in Durant and Kidd Key College in Sherman.
His 53-year school career included tenure as superintendent of Gunter.
He taught at Pottsboro, Whiterock, Skaggs, Howe and Hagerman before he
went to Willow Springs where he retired.
He was juvenile officer for Grayson County for nine years after
his retirement and then continued as a farmer and rancher.
Brown was past master and secretary of the George R. Reeves Masonic
Lodge No. 396 at Pottsboro. He received his 50-year pin in 1963.
For a time Brown was a bookkeeper for a gin company. He also was
a member of the Woodmen of the World Pottsboro Lodge No. 426, serving as
secretary, and the First Christian Church.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Albert W. of Denison, Jack C.
of Sherman; four daughters, Mrs. Geneva Thomas, Denison, Mrs. Juanita Wilson,
Dallas, Mrs. Dorothy Grimes, Oak Grove Community, and Mrs. Mary Thompson,
Denison; and 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.