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Donald Gene Brown

Donald Gene Brown, 82, of Russellville passed away Sept. 6 at the Haleyville Health Care due to natural causes.

Gene was born July 27, 1938, in Iuka, Mississippi, to Garvin and Elois “Tommie” Lambert Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Harold James Brown; and his grandson, Henry Max “Ben” Coker III.

Gene is survived by his wife, Doris Elouise DuBoise Brown; his daughters, Donna Brown Borden (Dale), Deborah Donelle Brown and Dewonna Lynn Mashburn; his grandchildren, Christopher Borden (Emily), Terri Beth Coker Goodman (Jake), Arron Paul Mashburn (Anna); and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there will be a family graveside funeral service Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Randell Tice officiating. Family friends, co-workers or anyone else who would like to attend is asked to please feel free to come and stay in their vehicles at the cemetery. The family loves you all and welcomes anyone to have a chance to pay their respects to our beloved Gene by waving from the parking area as soon as the service is over.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Haleyville Heath Care, Tracy Hooker and her wonderful staff, Asercare, Tanya Hood, Stephanie Hamm, Bro. Randell Tice, and friends.

Akins Funeral Home is assisting the family.