July 17, 1923 – April 1, 2022
Mrs. Ethel Arie Graves Brown, 98, a lifetime resident of Tylertown, died April 1, 2022. She was born July 17, 1923, in Walthall County.
A funeral service was April 3, 2022, at Capps Funeral Home, burial in Hillcrest Memorial Garden, Rev. Millard Moak and Rev. Ron Jordan officiating.
Mrs. Brown was a faithful and devoted member of Union Baptist Church for more than 67 years. She worked at Haspels for over 30 years and then Mae’s Fashion until her retirement. She was very active and enjoyed numerous hobbies such as reading, crocheting, fishing, gardening, working in her yard, tending her roses, and riding 4-wheelers with her grandchildren as of a few months ago. For many years, Mrs. Ethel loved walking three miles a day. She proudly drove her “little red” car until the age of 95.
She was preceded in death by her parents John Otha Graves and Myrtis Lee Graves Simmons; stepfather Milton Leslie Simmons; husband Harvey Brown; siblings Ina Mae Graves Holmes, Helen Simmons Evans, Elvin Graves, Melvin Graves, Ray Graves, Wyman Graves and Ralph Simmons; sons-in-law Glynn Grubbs and Norman Goleman.
Survivors include her son Jimmy Brown; daughters Sue Grubbs and Debbie Goleman; grandchildren Shanda Ratliff (Robert), Jill Van Dan (Raymond), Angie Toney (Jack), Nicole MacNeil (Danny), Kelly Bishop (Jon), Brandi Posey (Barry), Kevin Goleman (Yuko); 17 great- grandchildren; five and soon to be six great- great grandchildren. She would always say how greatly blessed she was by her many nieces, nephews, friends, and loving family. She will be sincerely missed by all.
Pallbearers were Clint Ratliff, Trevor Ratliff, Aaron Van Dan, Robert Ratliff, Raymond Van Dan, and Aaron Rushing.
Hartman Hughes Capps Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com