OBITUARY

Millard Sonny "Sonny" Brown

October 9, 1930July 19, 2011

Brown

Millard “Sonny” Brown, 80, of Flatonia, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Sonny was born in the Colony area on October 9, 1930, the son of Millard “Buster” Brown and Elsie Brunner Brown. He married Mollie “Etta” Williamson on September 3, 1955.

Sonny served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955 and after some time working in the oil business and owning his own transmission and a/c business in Houston, Sonny and his family returned to the Colony area where he spent the past 30 years as a rancher. Sonny was a member of the Flatonia Methodist Church, Colony Cemetery Association, American Legion, Texas Farm Bureau, Fayette County Sheriff’s Posse, and the E.A. Arnim Archives & Museum. Sonny was also a Korean War Veteran.

Sonny is survived by his wife, Etta; two daughters, Pam Svatek and husband Jerome of Bastrop, Denise Berry and husband Guy of Bastrop; three grandchildren, Jason Svatek and wife Sarah of Cypress, Kevin Svatek of Boston, Mass., and Laura Svatek of Montgomery; two step grandchildren, Guy Berry, Jr. of Fayetteville, NC and SueAnn Berry of Severn, MD; one step great-grandchild, Heidi Berry of Hagerstown, MD; brother Kenny Brown and wife Mickey of Bay City, and sister Verdine Black of Flatonia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Billy Wayne Brown.

Serving as pall bearers were Donnie Itri, Jimmy DeVoe, Pat Brown, Irving Davis, Dan Bowling, and John J. Beck.

Viewing will begin at 8:00 am Friday, July 22, 2011, and visitation with family and friends from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Flatonia. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Flatonia United Methodist Church with Rev. Rob Clopton officiating. Burial will follow in the Colony Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.smithfuneralhomeflatonia.com Smith Funeral Home, 128 East 5th Street, Flatonia, Texas 78941 361-865-3311

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Colony Cemetery Association, 7135 Brown Rd., Flatonia, TX 78941 or the Flatonia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 386, Flatonia, TX 78941. Sonny was actively involved in the upkeep of the cemetery for many years.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 22, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 23, 2011
REMEMBERING

Millard Sonny "Sonny" Brown

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July 24, 2011

EDDA,PAM,AND DENISE, I'M SO SORRY. I HAVE SO MANY MEMORIES OF ALL OF YOU. SONNY WAS GREAT MAN AND ALL WILL MISS HIM,MY LOVE TO YOU AND PEACE BE WITH YOU. LOVE, DOLORES BROWN GRIFFIN.

July 23, 2011

Pam & Jerome,
Pam we are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. We know you have a lot of support in your new home town and wish you the very best during this difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you and your family.
Love,
Matt and Michelle Bammel

Chandra York

July 23, 2011

You were one of the most amazing men I have ever met! You will be dearly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you and I know you are in a great place now. Check in on all of us from time to time. Love you!

Karen A. Roberts, DDS

July 22, 2011

I have many fond memories of Mr. Brown over the past decade. He always had a smile on his face, even when he might not have felt like smiling. We'll miss him and our heartfelt prayers to Etta and the family.

Paula Meneley

July 22, 2011

My prayers go out to the family and all his close friends.When Jr and I would see him down the Brown road he always had a nice smile and was a very nice person to talk with. You can be sure that he is looking down on all his love ones and is ok.Love Paula

Zona LaField

July 22, 2011

I have a life time of memories of
Sonny. I am going to miss you. May peace be with Etta, Pam and Denise. You are in my thoughts and prayers. In my heart forever, love Zona.

Cathy Bieda

July 21, 2011

I always enjoyed seeing Sonny at family gatherings and I will always appreciate his warm acceptance of my family into your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you with continued support as you go through this difficult time.

Brad and Diana Winkler

July 21, 2011

My love and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

James and Carolyn Arledge

July 21, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

A Heartfelt Message

July 21, 2011