Martha A. Brown: July 23, 2018

Published 3:47 pm Monday, July 23, 2018

AMERICUS — Martha Ansley Brown, 80, of Americus, died Monday, July 23, 2018. A native of Sumter County, she was born April 1, 1938, to the late Ray Bruce Ansley and Harriett Rylander Ansley. She loved her family and her dogs, and spent many years collecting and dealing antiques.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel in Americus with the Rev. Tom Teate officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law: Steven and Priscilla Brown, and Rob and Ann Brown, all of Americus; five grandchildren: Andy and Nicole Brown, Ben Brown, Chris Brown, Mandy and Brian Butler, and Johnathan and Kassi McElroy; and five great-grandchildren: Cullen, Ansleigh, Andrew, Briar, and Kelsey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Melvin Brown Jr., and a brother, Ray Bruce Ansley Jr.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to: The Sumter Humane Society, 108 Industrial Blvd., Americus GA 31719.

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Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.