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Willard Swanson "Blackie" BROWN

Male 1932 - 2007  (75 years)


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  • Name Willard Swanson "Blackie" BROWN 
    Nickname Blackie 
    Born 9 Feb 1932  Franklin County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID CDD27157444D42EE9FC1D31ED4D678D06B81 
    Died 19 Aug 2007  Axton, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From findagrave.com, Jan 2015:
      The funeral for Willard "Blackie" Swanson Brown, 75, of 3414 Axton Road, Axton, who died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at his home, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church in Axton. Pastor Gary Robertson and the Rev. Lem Hardison will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.
      The family will receive friends at the church from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday and other times at the home of his daughter, Sandra W. Davis, 212 Wimbish Road, Eden, N.C.
      Brown was born in Franklin County on Feb. 9, 1932, to Elder Rufus Brown and Sallie Dillon Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Katherine Minter Pulliam Brown; and brothers, Warren Brown, Edward Brown, Wilber Brown, Tyler Brown and Harrison Brown.
      He retired as a mechanic at Stone Container Corp., and he was a member of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church.
      Surviving, in addition to his daughter, Sandra W. Davis of Eden, are two sons, Robert A. Pulliam of Axton and Dickie Pulliam of Moneta; four sisters, Barbara Bruce of Morristown, Tenn., Juanita Hodges of Sydnorsville, Hettie Minter of Martinsville and Zelma Reed of Lynchburg; four brothers, Jake Brown of Cleveland, Ohio, Joe Brown of Gladehill, Doc Brown of Moneta and Curtis Brown of Bassett; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
      Funeral arrangements are by Norris Funeral Services and Crematory in Martinsville.
    Person ID I4967  America
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2019 

    Family Gladys Catherine Minter,   b. 8 Aug 1924, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 2006, Eden, Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1968  Franklin, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] findagrave.com, November 2014 and later.

    2. [S253] Virginia, Marriage Records. 1936 - 2014 at ancestry.com, June 2015 and later.