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Mrs. Mildred Sturgis Brown, 94, of Union City died 8:03 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Union City Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Brother James Kinsey and Brother Larry Hitesman will officiate. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery near Troy.
The family will receive friends at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of services Sunday.
Pallbearers will be Larry Sturgis, Dwayne Burress, Brad Vincent, Kirkland Sturgis, Eddie Thompson, Brad Bynum and Todd Petty.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Sunswept Baptist Church, 205 South Sunswept Drive, Union City, Tennessee 38261.
Mrs. Brown was born June 17, 1919, daughter of the late William Henry Harrison and Hattie Eulila (Frick) Hamilton. She retired from the former Salant and Salant as a inspector after 42 years of service and was a member of Sunswept Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Finis Burress and Annette and Bobby Lafever all of Union City and Linda and Paul Vincent of Martin; her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Freda Sturgis of Jackson; eleven grandchildren, Susanne Moore, Scott Dial, Elaine Thompson, Dwayne Burress and Amy Petty all of Union City, Brad Vincent and Angie Bynum both of Martin, Mark Dial of Texas, Summer Sturgis of Lexington, Kentucky, Dena Sturgis of Florida and Kirkland Sturgis of Jackson; and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph Wayne Sturgis, H.W. Duncan and James Brown; her daughter, Shirley Ann Dial; her sister, Martha Evelyn Milone; her grandson, Barry Damon Dial; her great grandson, Barry Wayne Dial; and her sister-in-law, Marjorie Sturgis.
Our sweet and precious mama went home to be with Jesus, oh how we will miss her precious face and smile!! God blessed us with the most loving and precious mother and grandmother. She taught us the true meaning of love and how important family is, we have so many wonderful memories of all our family gatherings and cherish each one. Praise God Mama is no longer suffering on this earth and can rest in peace. She has a family that admires, respects and loves her with all our hearts. Saturday and Sunday will be spent celebrating the life of our mother. Mama brought so much joy to all her family and friends, she will be truly missed.
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