Norman Terrell Brown, 76, of Millry, Al., passed from this life on Saturday, March 1, at the Orange Villa Nursing Center in Orange.  
Born Nov. 11, 1937, in Robeline, La., to Ray Brown and Bertie May (Fisher) Brown, he lived in Millry for the last 12 years, and had previously lived in Deweyville where he served as a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Deweyville. Mr. Brown worked for many years as a Compositor for many newspapers throughout the country, and he worked most recently as a truck driver. He was also a member of the Frankville Baptist Church in Frankville, Al. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading, playing dominoes, spending time with his cats, taking walks in the woods, sitting on his back porch, and he also attentively took care of his wife, Violet.  
Mr. Brown is preceded in death by his father, Ray Brown; mother, Bertie Mae Brown Grimes; stepfather, Frank Grimes, and his eldest brother, Jimmy Brown, and his wife, Gerri.  
Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving wife, Violet P. Brown of Millry; daughters, Polly Gamblin and husband, Mike, and Lia Woods and husband, Rev. Michael Woods, all of Orange; son, Rev. Fred Chapman and wife, Mary of Warrior, Al; brothers, A. J. Brown and wife, Ruby,  and Don Brown and wife, Lupe, all of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Justin Granger and wife, Robin, Seth Gamblin and wife, Kaylee and Nicole Chapman; four great grandchildren, in addition to numerous extended family  and a host of friends.  
Memorial services to remember and honor Mr. Brown’s life, will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 15, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church – Deweyville. Officiating will be the Rev. Damon M. Bickham, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Fred Chapman, Mr. Brown’s son, and pastor of the Westside Baptist Church in Warrior.
Cremation arrangements have been provided to the family by Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.  
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