Ellis Jack Brown

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Ellis Jack Brown, age 79, of Brownwood passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at his residence. Ellis was born January 9, 1935 to Lattie and Alma (Sikes) Brown in Richland Springs, Texas. Working along side his father at
Rainey’s Pecan Nursery, Ellis cultivated his skill for working with and love of pecans. He moved to Brownwood to begin working for the USDA Pecan Field Station at Brownwood, Texas in 1964, where he worked for many  years. During this time he was instrumental in cross pollination and grafting numerous pecan varieties. His research gave him the chance to connect with like minded people at the Texas Pecan Growers Association. Even more than his dedication to pecans, he was a consistent figure of his church. Ellis was a Deacon and  long time member of Coggin Ave. Baptist Church, and loved singing in the church choirs. He is survived by his loving wife, Novis (Johnson) Brown of Brownwood; three sons, Douglas Brown and wife, Jennifer both formerly of Brownwood, David L. Brown and wife, Sandi of Brownwood, and Robert Ellis Brown of Early; two granddaughters, Shalom and Zoe Brown; 2 sisters, Yvonne Mathews and husband, R. D. of Brownwood, Carolyn Sue Ware and husband, Leroy of Brownwood; and a brother, Thomas Brown and wife, Bobbie of Hasse. Ellis is also survived and cherished by his nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives,  and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Coggin Ave. Baptist Church with Bro. Tim Skaggs officiating; interment followed at Indian Creek Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Monday evening  at Blaylock Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Coggin Ave. Baptist Church. Online condolences are welcomed at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.
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