Mrs. Dorcas E. Brown, age 98, of Sylva passed away Dec. 19, 2020.

Dorcas was born in Dillsboro to the late Samuel Carl Ballew and Ella Mason Ballew, and she was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Brown, and her six sisters.

A loving and generous mother and grandmother, she is survived by her daughter, Ella Worley of Tuckasegee; sons, Jerry Brown of Asheville, Avery Brown of Greens Creek, Ken Brown, of Sylva; eight grandchildren, Gabe Brown, Erica Tingen, Robert Reed, Trevor Brown, Lindsey Reed, Michael Robinson, Larry Brown Gonzalez, John A. Brown; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.