Mr. Donald Malcolm Brown

Published 5:00 pm Monday, November 4, 2019

Funeral services for Donald Malcolm Brown, age 85, of Roanoke were held on Monday, November 4, 2019, at 2 p.m. CST at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Burns and Rev. Richard Richie officiating.  Burial was followed at Bethel Baptist Cemetery at Welch with Quattlebaum Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The family received friends at the church from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. CST. on Monday, November 4 before services began.

Mr. Brown passed away Friday, November 1, 2019, at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange, GA.

Survivors include one daughter, Louellen Brown Gurley of LaGrange, GA, and one granddaughter, Catherine Ellen Gurley of Birmingham, AL.

Pallbearers were Robbie Wilder, Don Bonner, David Edmondson, Lee Taylor, Allen Ramsey, Ralph Wilder, and Sam Shaw.

A Randolph County native, Mr. Brown was born on February 19, 1934, the son of Jesse Thomas and Nettie Lou Brooks Brown.  He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon prior to joining Trinity Baptist Church. Mr. Brown was a United States Army veteran of the Korean conflict and worked as a machinist for Franklin Aluminum before he retired.  He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Lucille Brown; his wife, Kay Bonner Brown; two brothers, John Thomas Brown and Jesse Milford Brown; and three sisters, Reatha Richardson, Jimmie Ruth Bonner, and Rosalyn Richardson.

Memorial may be floral or donations may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Renovation Fund at P.O. Box 705, Roanoke, AL 36274.  Online condolences may be expressed at