Edwin Brown


Edwin Dean Brown, age 88, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Jan. 8, 2022.

Edwin grew up in Jackson County, N.C. He graduated from Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a charter member of Grassland Heights Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary Frances Queen Brown; his parents; brothers, W.A. Brown, Henry Brown and Lane Brown; sister, Emma Jo Nicholson.

He is survived by, son, Phillip (Terri) Brown; daughter, Carolyn (Mike) Bagsby; sister, Imogene Broom; grandchildren, Kristin and Michael Bagsby, Kirby and Karla Brown.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with Rusty Trotter officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, and one hour prior to the service.

Burial was at Williamson Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home or Grassland Heights Baptist Church.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 615-794-2289; www.williamsonmemorial.com.