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July 1, 1926 — October 3, 2017

Anna I. BROWN, 91, of Hallsport Road, Wellsville, NY, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Wellsville Manor Care Center following a brief illness.
Born July 1, 1926, in the Town of Willing, NY, she was the daughter of Lewis A. and Mildred M. Buchholz Fanton.
On January 12, 1944, in Arlington, VA, she married Roy R. Brown, Jr., who predeceased her on July 21, 1990.
A graduate of Wellsville High School, he earned her LPN degree from Alfred State College.
During World War II, she was employed by Worthington Turbine in Wellsville.  She was employed as a waitress by the Texas Hot Restaurant and for many years as a LPN by Jones Memorial Hospital.  In retirement, she worked as a home companion for area residents.
Anna was a longtime member of the Willing Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary.  She enjoyed time spent with her family and many friends.
Surviving are:  a daughter, Joann M. Ives of Wellsville;  five grandchildren, Theresa M. (Wayne) Tedrow, Roy L. (Sue) Brown, Tammy I. (Scott) Stephens, Stacy (Jason) Ives, and Shelly C. (Jonathan Pawlak) Lall;  17 great-grandchildren;  eight great-great-grandchildren;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Rev. Roy R. Brown, III;  a daughter, Mari Lou Lall;  sisters, Pauline Clestia Fanton and Luella Leona Fanton;  and brothers, Robert Eugene Fanton and Ralph Lewis Fanton.
Friends may call Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM.  The Rev. Gene N. Miller, Pastor of the Yorks Corners Mennonite Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Hallsport Union Cemetery, Town of Willing.
Memorials may be made to the Willing Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary or a local charity of the donor's choice.
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