Edward Brown

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Edward Brown, 82, of Cleveland, departed this life on Friday evening, Oct. 23, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Hixson.

Born on Dec. 15, 1937, in Griffin, Ga., to the late Bernard and Bessie White Brown, he spent a majority of his life in Bradley County and attended Tasso United Methodist Church.

He was a 1957 graduate of Bradley Central High School, a veteran of the United States Army and he retired from Maytag after 42 years of service.

He enjoyed fishing, Tennessee football, supporting the Bradley Central Bears, and most of all, spending time with his family — especially his grandkids.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Charlene Brown Dowdy; and brother-in-law, Dan Stevison.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 52 years, Diane Stevison Brown; children: Eric (Kim) Brown of Chattanooga and Michael (Brittany) Brown of Cleveland; grandchildren: Michaela Brown of Cleveland, Jacob Brown of Cleveland, Elizabeth Brown of Cleveland and Joshua Brown of Chattanooga; brothers-in-law: Gary Stevison (Carolyn) and Jack Dowdy, both of Cleveland; sister-in-law, Martha Stevison; numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday Oct. 30, 2020, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Joseph Ratledge and the Rev. Todd Stevison officiating. Eric Brown, Michael Brown, Jacob Brown, Todd Stevison, Ralph Bryan and Tony Bullington will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Tasso United Methodist Church in Edward’s memory.

You are encouraged to share a memory and or your personal condolences with Edward’s family by visiting his memorial webpage and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.

Companion Funeral Home-Cleveland Chapel is honored to assist the Brown family with his arrangements.

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