MELVIN DELANE ‘POPCORN’ BROWN, 57, died April 17, 2021, at the residence. He was an alumni of J.B. Pennington and served on the board. He was an avid Alabama fan and enjoyed riding in his pontoon boat, traveling, music, baseball, and the great outdoors. Predeceasing him was father Charles Brown.
Surviving are mother Pearly Mae Brown; wife Karen Brown; children Nikolas Brown, Whitney (Brandon) Green; stepsons Peyton Richards, Carson Richards; siblings Wayne (Vanessa) Brown, Debra (Larry) Goble, Angie (Jay) Washburn; grandchild Laney Camryn Green, who will arrive in September.
Funeral service was held April 21, at 2 p.m., at Cleveland First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Green’s Chapel Cemetery. Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home directed.