Imogene “Jean” Flatt Brown
By Kim Swindell Wood | January 30, 2018 9:56 am
Imogene “Jean” Flatt Brown, 90, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 29, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.
Mrs. Brown was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Bloomington Springs, to Carlie B. Flatt and Vella Ethel Rodgers Flatt.
She was raised in the Martin’s Creek community where she attended Maple Shade school.
Mrs. Brown was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and will be fondly remembered for her supportive, encouraging, and giving nature. She first worked at Cookeville Shirt Factory and made many lifelong friends, and, later, she and her husband, Hayden Brown, owned and operated Brown Electric. She was a member of the Bussell Church of Christ.
She enjoyed vacations with friends, watching television reruns of shows like Andy Griffin and Matlock, listening to country music and CD’s of her brother’s sermons (Clarence DeLoach), and listening to Bible readings. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends and was known for her famous fried chicken and dried apple stack cake.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of almost 65 years, Avert Hayden Brown Sr.; son, Dr. Hayden Brown Jr.; and grandson, Justin David Brown.
Survivors include her daughters, Connie McBride and husband Flaveous, of Sparta, Mena Williams and husband Eugene, of Baxter; son, David Brown and wife Angela, of Cookeville; grandchildren, Mark (Stephanie) McBride, of Cookeville, Sonya (Greg) Bowman, of Hanging Limb, Dava Whittaker, of Sparta, Tyler (Becky) Brown, of Cookeville, Madison Brown, of Cookeville, Ashley Brown, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Clay Brady, Levi Whittaker, Hannah Bowman, Raelyn Justin Brown; and brothers-in-law, Charles Brown and Millis Brown, both of Pulaski. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Jan. 31, 2018, at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home, with burial in Crest Lawn Cemetery. Bro. Clarence DeLoach will officiate. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Jan. 30, and 1-3 p.m., Jan. 31, at the funeral home.
Bub Stockton, Lester Pritchard, Terry Lewis, Rick Dyer, Eddie Brown, Greg Bowman, Steve Maxwell, and Kenny Randolph will serve as pallbearers.
The family would like to thank staff, nurses, and especially caregivers from Homecare Givers, NHC nursing home, and Dr. Kenny Lynn and staff for their support and gentle loving care.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bussell Church of Christ, 569 Ditty Rd., Cookeville, Tennessee 38501; Happy Haven Children’s Home, 2311 Wakefield Dr., Cookeville, Tennessee 38501; and/or Heart of the Cumberland, 377 Short St. Ste. A, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501.
Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.