Mary Ann Garrison Brown

By  | November 6, 2020 | Filed under: Carr Funeral Home, Obituaries

Mary Ann Brown Mary Ann Garrison Brown, 89 , of Guntersville passed away peacefully at Barfield Nursing Home on November 3rd, 2020 after an extended illness. Ann was born February 4, 1931 in Guntersville to Edgar and Ethel (Hipp) Garrison. She married Robert Arles (Bob) Brown, Jr. , of Guntersville, in 1950.

Ann is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Jack and Max Garrison, and a sister, Marie Shallenberger. She is survived by two sons, Paul (Michele) Brown and Jim Brown, all of Guntersville. Ann is also survived by her grandchildren, Ben Brown, Alan Brown, Sarah Kate Brown, and Maggie Brown St. John (Chris).

Ann was raised in the Ruth community and in Arab. After graduation from Snead College, Ann received her teaching certificate and taught in several rural Marshall County schools. She became a Guntersville resident when she and Bob married in 1950. After the birth of her sons, Ann became an aide at Cherokee Elementary and then later at the new Guntersville Elementary School, retiring there in 1988. Ann was a lover of gardening, flower arranging, birdwatching, and all of nature. She was a natural “caretaker” of people and enjoyed nothing more than helping and serving others. Ann was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Guntersville, where she taught children and adult Sunday School classes. She was also a longtime member of the sanctuary choir.

Due to Covid concerns, the family will hold a private graveside service. A celebration of Ann’s life will be held next summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ann’s name may be made to:
The Music Ministry at First Baptist Church in Guntersville and Big Oak Ranch in Springville, Alabama.

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