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Michael Brown

November 6, 1944 October 13, 2019
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Michael Brown, 74, of Penhook, VA passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019. He was born November 6, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Philip R. and Minnie G. Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bernard Brown.

Mr. Brown served as a medic in the United States Air Force and taught English as a Second Language and wrote a book used in ESL classes in Japan.

He is survived by his wife, Nelda F. Purcell of the home; sister, Ruth Satuloff of Los Angeles, CA; sister-in-law, Irene Brown of Philadelphia, PA; brothers-in-law, Don Purcell and wife, Teresa of Martinsville, VA, James Purcell of Martinsville, VA, and Randolph Purcell of Gainesville, GA. Also surviving is a special niece, Brenna Purcell of Martinsville, VA; and ten other nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held. A reception for friends and family will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Spencer-Penn Centre, 475 Spencer-Penn Rd., Spencer, VA 24165.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville, VA is serving the Brown family.

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2:00 PM 10/17/2019 2:00:00 PM
Spencer-Penn Centre

475 Spencer Penn Road
Spencer, VA 24165

Spencer-Penn Centre
475 Spencer Penn Road Spencer 24165 VA
United States

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