Phyllis Elaine Hodges Brown of Newberry died Wednesday January 12, 2022. She was 76. Born in Loudon, Tennessee, Elaine moved from Lenoir City, TN in 1958 to Cross City Florida. She was a graduate of Dixie County High School, class of 1963. She married William E Brown on March 21, 1971.
Elaine was very much a social butterfly; she was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Newberry. She was a member also of the united Methodist women. She also went on mission trips to Baldwin Louisiana to participate in United Methodist Church On Relief (UMCOR). Elaine was also a member of the Newberry Garden Club, The Red Hat Society, and she also loved helping with the Newberry BINGO group. In the early 1980’s she served Newberry on the zoning and planning board. She loved flowers and vegetable gardening, and she liked bird watching and had many feeders and bird baths around her yard. She loved her granddaughter, sharing in special moments with her when she came to stay with Grandma, and always fixing her favorite foods and keeping her favorite treats in stock. She truly had a big heart and was freely giving of her time to help those who needed it.
Elaine was preceded in death by her husband William E. Brown; her mother Imogene Ruth; and sister Lynda Patterson. She is survived by her daughter Beverly Brown Humphrey (Robert); her son Timothy Brown; her granddaughter Kyndal Brown; her sister Sandra Holloway; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services for Elaine will be held on Saturday February 5, 2022 at 11:00am at the Milam Chapel in Newberry. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Elaine’s memory to the FUMC of Newberry 24845 W. Newberry RD Newberry, FL 32669; or to Haven Hospice 4200 NW 90 Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606; or to the Dementia Society of America – PO Box 600 – Doylestown, PA 18901. Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 22405 W. Newberry RD Newberry, FL 32669. 352-472-5361 www.milamfh.com