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Jean Marie Brown, age 85, of 2675 Mt. Carmel Road, Piney Creek, NC died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at her residence. She was born on January 17, 1927 in Millville, New Jersey to the late Howard and Ida Washington Cossaboon. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Brown; one brother, Howard Cossaboon, Jr.; one sister, Florence Andrews; a daughter-in-law, Portia Brown. She is survived by her husband, Larry Brown of the home; three sons, Greg Brown, Sr. and wife Darlene of Piney Creek, Donald Brown, Sr. and special friend, Jennie Sides of Hays, Wayne Brown, Sr. of Parrottsville, TN; ten grandchildren, Greg Brown, Jr., Kevin Brown, Amanda Hawks, Jenny Utt, Donny Brown, Michael Brown, Eugene Brown, Jr., Stephanie Gordon, Denise Brown and Steven Brown; twenty great-grandchildren; one sister, Martha Parrinello of Piney Creek; one brother-in-law, Robert Brown of Piney Creek; one daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Brown of Piney Creek; two sisters-in-law, Nora Kylar of Sparta, Dale Mount and husband Ken of Piney Creek; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Savannah United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon Tuesday until time of the service at the church and at other times at the residence. Interment will be Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Greenwood Memorial Park in Millville, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Savannah United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Dan Duncan, 2178 Edmonds Road, Galax, VA 24333. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta is serving the Brown family.