Josephene Zimmerman Brown, 93, of Carthage, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Reverend Eldon Hinegardner officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Josephene was born in Rural Hall, North Carolina, to James and Emma Livengood Zimmerman. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Walter Julian Brown.

Josephene was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church.  She was a kind, loving individual who will be sorely missed by family and friends.

She is survived by one son, Larry Brown and wife Merife Faye Brown, of Cameron, NC, and her son, Ron; one sister, Betty Futch, and husband, Keith Futch, of Fayetteville, NC; three grandchildren, Valerie Brown and husband, Vince Jolley, of San Diego, CA, Michael Yow, of Newport News, VA, and Brandon Brown and wife, Janice Brown, of Candor, NC; seven great-grandchildren Demetre Yow and wife, Ny’Alahe Yow, Amanda Jolley, Jessica Jolley, Olivia Jolley, Alexis McCormick, Jacquez Yow, and Kody McCormick; one great-grandchild, Adonis Yow, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 549 Plank Road, Carthage NC 28327.

Fry and Pricket Funeral Home is serving the Brown family.

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Mrs. Brown’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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