Leona Belle Brown

Leona Belle Brown

Leona Belle Brown, 92, of Dongola, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, at Hillview Healthcare Center in Vienna.

She was born on June 1, 1928, in Wrightsville, Ga., the daughter of George Henry Peter and Alice Irene Cooper Aden.  

She married David E. Brown on Dec. 24, 1950.  He preceded her in death on July 26, 2011.

She enjoyed reading, gardening, flowers, bird watching and hiking through the woods. Most of all she enjoyed time with loved ones and friends.

Survivors include her daughters, Earlene (Lindell) Croft of Vienna and Cathy (Doug Wagoner) Wilson of Dongola; sons Charles (Sharon) Brown of Dongola and Dan (Cindy) Brown of Allerton; grandchildren Amanda (James) McClellan, Greg (Heather) Brown, Christopher Brown, Thaddeus (Kim) Croft and Tori (Aaron) Aul; great-grandchildren Corban McClellan, Elijah McClellan, Caleb McClellan, Annabelle McClellan, Noah McClellan, Anastasia Aul and Josiah Aul; brothers Dare (Pam Lentz) Aden of Dongola and Allen (Janet) Aden of Georgia; a sister-in-law, Verna “Lou” Louise Aden; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Brown; a son-in-law, James Wilson; and two brothers, Charles Aden and Jack Aden.

A pass-through will be held Thursday, today, from noon to 1 p.m. at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola.

Funeral services will be private. Interment will take place in Meisenheimer Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Crain Funeral Home in Dongola is in charge of arrangements.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.crainsonline.com.

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