Estel Brown

Estel Brown age 82 of Walland, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the family home. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church for over 30 years. He retired as Sgt. 1st Class (E7) from the US Army. Estel was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melanie Brown Gates; parents, Guilford Cam & Nellie Brown; sister, Hazel Garland. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Marjory Brown; children, Marcia Brown King & husband Larry, Stefan Estel Brown & wife Laura, Leanna Brown Belew & husband Mike; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; special friend, Ralph Rodriguez & wife Donna. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Funeral service will be at 7:00 pm with Rev. Greg Long and Dr. Ralph Rodriguez officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 am, Friday, March 11, 2011 at Grandview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 3736 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, TN 37804. Friends may call at their convenience after 12:00 noon Thursday at Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000,