Shelvy A. Brown

October 25, 1937January 18, 2014
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Shelvy A. “Buddy” Brown, 76, of Indianapolis, passed away January 18, 2014. He was born October 25, 1937 in Marrowbone, Kentucky to Herman and Elsie Vibert Brown. He worked for General Motors Truck and Bus in Indianapolis for 35 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of Southeastern Church of Christ. Buddy is survived by his wife Geraldine Branham Brown, children Lana (John) Dougherty, Michael (Lee Ann) Brown, sisters Shirley Ballard, Sue Weems, Eulene Raynor, grandchildren Michalie, Maleah, Malachi Brown, Jake and Kara Dougherty and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother Ted Brown. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 10:30 am at Little and Sons Stop 11 Chapel. Visitation will be Monday from 4 – 7:30 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Orchard Hill Cemetery, Wanamaker. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Buddy’s name may be made to the Southeastern Church of Christ Children’s Home. Tributes may be made at


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 21, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, January 20, 2014

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Melanie Gray

January 21, 2014

I'm sorry Jerry for your loss. I am sorry I just found out today. You are great neighbors and I always loved talking to him. He will be missed. The Gray's, Irwin ct.

Helena & Tricia Thompson

January 20, 2014

We send our deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you. Buddy was a great person and liked by everyone he met. He reminds of my Dad so much and told me just recently that he and Dad shared the same birthday. We will be thinking about you all in the coming days. Love you all. Helena and Tricia Thompson

Malinka Franklin

January 20, 2014

Uncle Buddy was such a joy to be around, He was a kind soul with a big heart who had a way of making you feel special. He loved his family and always had the funniest stories to share. He will be greatly missed by all of us who knew and loved him.

Leigh Ann Belton

January 20, 2014

Uncle Bud was such a quiet and gentle man. When something made him laugh, you couldn't help but laugh, too. He laughed from deep inside like someone was tickling him. He loved his family and you always felt better just by being around him. Time seemed to have never been lost when I was with him. I love you Uncle Bud and know you and Jesus are catching lots of fish in heaven.

January 20, 2014

Uncle Buddy, quiet soul, softly spoken, godly man, devoted to his church and family,just to share a memory, he would always ask and catch up with everyone at reuion time, then he would share his stories about his family, and laugh so hard,at things the grandchildren would do or say, we love all, stay strong, he is in the best of hands, love Karen & Family, Sinda Anderson

January 20, 2014

Our love and deepest sympathy to Gerry, Mike and Lana and all of Buddy's family. Your friends in Sarasota, Florida are thinking of you and send our love at this very difficult time.........
Bill and Charlotte Richardson, Dave and Bernice White, Jack and Harlean Nickleson, and Bob Morrison. We are with you in spirit and in prayer.

January 19, 2014

We only met Mike's Dad one time that we can remember, that was at Mike and leeAnn's wedding. You raised a special young man, that is such a great tribute to the loving caring parents you are. We have been praying for all of you, and will continue to pray knowing the Lord will comfort you.
Don and Mary Jane Baugh

January 19, 2014

To the family of Shelvy "Buddy" Brown...we feel your painful loss and emptiness but rejoice with you for the fullness because of the promise and hope you have. Our love to each one of you.

Bob and Joan Dixon

Stephanie Calkin

January 18, 2014

Just thinking of your family during this time. Please know lots of thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know God will bring comfort and strength to you all.