Virginia Norris Brown, age 94, of Bub Teems Road, Boone, passed away Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Lenoir.

Born May 19, 1920 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Thomas Clingman and Pearl Brooks Norris. Mrs. Brown was a member of Three Forks Baptist Church. She was a homemaker, and for a number of years, was employed in food service for the Watauga County School system. Virginia's love was her husband, sons, and grandsons, and her favorite pastime was gardening, canning, and watching birds gather and feed around her many bird feeders.

Surviving are her son, Terry Brown of Boone; two grandsons, Garrett McGuire of Charlotte, and Ryan McGuire of Boone; and sister and brother, Brenda Laws and Robert Norris, both of Lenoir. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Roby Brown; son, Teddy Allen Brown; sister, Ola Brown; and brother, Gene Norris.

As Mrs. Brown requested, services will be private, with Pastor David Ricker and Rev. Lynn Powers officiating. Burial will be at Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Three Forks Baptist Church, 1922 US Highway 421 South, Boone, NC 28607, or to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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Austin and Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Brown family.

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