Frances A. “Franny” Brown

Frances A. “Franny” Brown, 77, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Monday June 3, 2019 at Royal Haven Nursing Home in Front Royal.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8 PM at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Mrs. Brown was born May 7, 1942 in Sperryville, Virginia to the late Hencil H. and Lois Atkins Dodson. She was also preceded in death by her son, Edward “Eddie” Brown Jr.; Sister, Nancy Wood and brother, Frank Dodson.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Edward H. Brown of Front Royal; two sons, Jerry Brown (Sharon) of Fort Valley, Virginia and Michael S. Brown of Front Royal; daughter, Hope Simmons (Brian) of Buckhannon, West Virginia; four sisters, Margaret Strickler of Front Royal, Alice Partlowe of Browntown, Virginia, Juanita Cather of Buckton, Virginia and Vicky Michael of Front Royal; eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association at 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202 or

  6 comments for “Frances A. “Franny” Brown

  1. Darlene
    June 5, 2019 at 8:40 am

    So sorry praying for the family

  2. Nancy & Bobby Hively
    June 5, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Prayers for all family. Sorry to hear this.
    God bless you all.

  3. Donna
    June 5, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Hugs and prayers for family….

  4. Charlotte
    June 5, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Sorry to hear the loss of a sweet lady. I will miss cutting ur hair and our talks. RIP My friend.

  5. Garry & Donna Henry
    June 5, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss!! Hugs & Prayers!

  6. Carolyn Brown
    June 14, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Frances was a good friend when we were in elementary school in Sperryville. So sorry for her passing.

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