Jesse Glenn Brown, Sr.


Jesse Glenn Brown, Sr., 88, of Arab passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. Mr. Brown was born on July 15, 1930, in Marshall County, AL the Son of John Henry and Ethel Womack Brown. After graduating high school, he entered the US Army where he served from 1948-1953. He was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean Conflict. After serving in the Army, he served in the Army Reserves for almost 40 years. He ended his military career as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 of the Army Reserves. He obtained a Masters in Healthcare Administration degree from the University of South Carolina and an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama. In April 1953, he married Eloise Strickland and they had two Sons, Jesse Glenn, Jr. and Terry Lynn. Mr. Brown enjoyed a long career as Administrator at Arab Hospital from 1962-1989 and for the last 7 or 8 years of his tenure he was also Administrator of Guntersville Hospital. He served during the 80’s as a 2 term President of the Alabama Hospital Association Board. After completion of the new facility in Scant City he retired from hospital administration and started a new venture when he established Rural Healthcare Associates. He was a member and Deacon of Arab 1st Baptist Church and served in various capacities through the years there. Mr. Brown was also a long time member of the Arab Rotary Club. Survivors include his Wife of almost 66 years, Eloise Brown of Arab; Sons: Jesse Glenn Brown, Jr. of Arab and Terry Lynn (Ginger) Brown of Port St. Lucie, Florida; Grandchildren: Jason (Meagan) Brown, Adam (Eve) Brown, Brody (Bryce) Brown and Jesse G. Brown, III; Great Grandchildren: Gavin Brown, Grayson Brown and Gabriella Brown; Sister in law: Anita Brown of GA; Brother in law and Sister in law: Bill and Christine Newland of Arab; and a host of nieces and nephews; Preceded in death by his Parents: John Henry and Ethel Brown; Brothers and Sisters: Verleah Irene Brown Driver, Henry Leon Brown, Vernelle Idora Brown Hasty, Herbert Briggs Brown and Pearlie Belle “Pat” Brown Newland. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at the Arab First Baptist Church with Dr. Clint Landry officiating. Burial will follow in Marshall Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 27, from 6-8 p.m. at Gober Funeral Chapel. Mr. Brown’s body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service on Thursday.

Belinda Tillman


Belinda Tillman, 65, of Albertville, died Sunday, March 24, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at New Life Christian Center. Bro. Harry Whitt will officiate the service.

Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. before the service.

She is survived by children, Amy Stephens (Jeff), Sheena Hall (Oliver), Sean McCall (Kimberly) and Daniel Tillman; 12 grandchildren; mother, Laquitta Simpson; and brothers, Roger England, Zeb England (Tena), Tommy Harris (Deb), Malcolm England, Johnny Poss and Ralph Christian.

Albertville Memorial Chapel is directing.

Mary Grimes


Mary Grimes, 88, of Boaz, died Sunday, March 24, 2019.

A funeral service will be today, March 28, at 2 p.m. at McRae Funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.

Survivors include sons, Barney (Anita) Grimes and Phillip (Jane) Grimes; daughter, Dianne (James) Patterson; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

McRae Funeral Home is directing.

James T. Cannon


James T. Cannon, 88, of Altoona, died Sunday, March 24, 2019.

A funeral service will be Saturday, March 30, at 1 p.m. at McRae Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Warrior. Visitation is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the service.

Survivors include sons, James (Sheila) Cannon, Dennis (Pamela) Cannon and Greg (Anita) Cannon; five grandchildren; brother, Lynn Cannon; and sisters, Annie Faucet and Blanche Cannon.

McRae Funeral Home is directing.

Phillip Ennis


Phillip Ennis, 61, of Guntersville, died Monday, March 25, 2019.

A funeral service will be held Friday, March 29, at noon at Adams Brown Service Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Brasher’s Chapel. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon before the service.

Survivors include daughters, Marissa (Spencer) Kitchens; sons, Justin Ennis, Chad Ennis and Zach (Bryneth) Ennis; sister, Linda Harris; and brothers, Joe (Louise) Ennis and David (Malinda) Ennis.

Adams Brown Service Funeral Home is directing.


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