Girris Clinton Brown

Published 11:25 am Monday, May 6, 2024

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A graveside service for Girris Clinton Brown of Cordele will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Sunnyside Cemetery with Rev. Larry Wilbanks officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. til the hour of the service at the graveside. Clinton passed away Sunday, May 5, 2024 at Crisp Regional Nursing and Rehab at the age of 94. Born in Sylvester, he was the son of the late Addie D. Brown and Maranda Elizabeth Kemp Brown.  He was also preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. Before his declining health, Clinton was an active member on Wenona Baptist Church. He retired after 44 years from Harris Group as a Hydraulic Lab Tech.  He enjoyed fishing, and he and his wife, JoAnne, loved being on the road and enjoying the outdoors while camping. Clinton is survived by his wife of 72 years, JoAnn Pope Brown of Cordele; four children, Dennis (Deborah) Brown and Debbie (Roger) Nutt, all of Vienna, Gary (Jean) Brown of Cordele and Alan (Cathy) Brown of Lily; four granddaughters, Stephanie Cusumano, Crystal Lawrence, Christy Brown and Nikki Brown; three grandsons, Bruce Brown, Wayne Brown, Colby Brown, several great-grandchildren: and two great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Rainey Family Funeral Services. An online guest register is available at