Miriam Brown, 74, of Linville Falls, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation in Spruce Pine.
She was born June 24, 1944, in McDowell County, a daughter of James Uriah Horne and Miriam Franklin Horne.
She retired from Henredon Furniture Factory and was a former member of Linville Falls Community Church. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and enjoyed Appalachian history, culture and heritage.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Eugene Brown; mother, Miriam Augusta Franklin; father, James Uriah Horne; stepfather, T. Earl Franklin; and brother, James Franklin Horne.
Miriam leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Rebecca Brown Griffith, and husband, Bryan, of Hampstead; grandson, Zebulon James Griffith, of Minneapolis, North Carolina; grandson, USAF Major Daniel Austin Griffith, and wife, Darla Brawner Griffith, of Sumter, South Carolina; great-grandchild, Caroline Grace Griffith; grandson, Stephen Lemuel Griffith, and wife, Christy Williams Griffith, of Wilmington, great-grandchild, Paisley Malone Griffith; great-grandchild, Lennon Dani Griffith; great-grandchild, Yates Monroe Griffith; daughter, Deborah Brown Calloway, and husband, Timothy; granddaughter, Haley Calloway McKinney, and husband, Mitchell, of Newland; great-grandchild, Ella Grace McKinney; grandson, Timothy Stokes Calloway, of Kernersville; and nephew, James Eric Horne, of Dysartsville.
A memorial service for Miriam Brown is 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2019, at Linville Falls Community Church, with Pastor Bryan Griffith officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Inurnment will follow in the Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Hospice of the Blue Ridge.
Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Brown family by visiting www.rsfh.net.
The care of Miriam and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.
Mitchell News-Journal • June 19, 2019