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A.J., 64, of Achilles, went to be with “Our Lord God” Sept. 4, 2014. He passed away at home suddenly, although he had been sick and disabled for years.

He was born to the late Alton J. and Lucille Smith Brown, his loving parents.

A.J. loved and was loved by all his family, all his wife’s family and many friends and neighbors.

A.J. is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Cathie Coates Brown; his loving brother and sisters, Ronnie Brown, Gaynell McNichols, Betty Setterholm, and JoAnn Brown; his wife’s loving family, Jan Morgan, Angela Jones, Maria Tanner, Roger Coates, Mark Coates; mother-in-law, (Ma) Esther Green Dawson; special nephews, Tony C. Morgan and Kevin Coates; special nieces, Emily Coates and a host of others, he loved all; his special friends, Calvin Jones, Fred Setterholm, David and Marci Mickle, Stanley Haywood, and his dog Rebel.

A short memorial will be held at Achilles Friends Church Saturday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. with Pastor John Downs. Casual–no food. 

Thanks to Union Baptist Church and all who donated money.