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Obituaries

January 21, 2013

Martha (Dolly) Rose Brown

Martha (Dolly) Rose Brown

COLUMBUS — Martha (Dolly) Rose Brown, 74, of the town of Columbus, passed away on Jan. 18, 2013, at her home.

Dolly was born on Dec. 14, 1938, in the town of Butternuts, the daughter of Charles and Florence (Davis) Ray. Her childhood was spent in the Monticello and Richfield areas.

On Dec. 3, 1966, she married her husband of 46 years, Louis Brown, who survives her.

She was a family care provider at her home for 20 years. Dolly was the matriarch of the family and will be missed by all.

Dolly is survived by her children; Shirley and Keith Winton of Columbus, Russell and Tammy Ray of Columbus, Karen and Russel Zvirzdin of Cleveland; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister; Naomi Wright of Norwich; brother, Gary Ray of Leonardsville; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Virginia Ray of West Winfield; and sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Wayne Brownell of Pennsylvania; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by siblings, Charles Ray, Neva Loomis, Wendell Ray, Paul Ray, Fern Robinson, baby, Leon Ray, as well as a baby sister.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Columbus Community Church with the Rev. Stephen Reese and Chaplain Donna Steckline, officiating.

Calling hours were from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the Dakin Funeral Home LP, New Berlin.

The interment will be in the South Brookfield Cemetery, South Brookfield.

Memorial donations may be made to the Chenango Area Hospice.

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