Donnie A Brown

October 17, 1949 ~ March 30, 2022 (age 72)


"Great Is Thy Faithfulness"

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father

There is no  shadow of turning with Thee

Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not

As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Great is Thy faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness

Morning by morning new mercies I see

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Mr. Donnie A. Brown, age 72 of East Spencer, passed on, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at his residence. He was born on October 17, 1949 in Rowan County to, Addie E. Brown (Hargrave) and the late Samuel C. Brown. Donnie was a graduate of Dunbar High School and retired from GDX as a Draft Technician. He was a faithful member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee, an usher and custodian. He was also a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, a member of Western Star Lodge #9, and was a dedicated and loyal employee of Hairston Funeral Home for many years.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his sister, Jean B. Ingram and brother, Ronnie Brown.

Those who will forever cherish his memory are his wife, Julia Brown of the home, mother, Mrs. Addie E. Hargrave, East Spencer; children; Derick Brown, (Dionne), Charlotte; DeVona Brown, Silver Springs, MD; Demar Archie (Patricia), Spencer and Donovan Archie, Ohio; sister, Sarah Burris, Chesapeake, Va., and brothers; Samuel Brown (Doris), Salisbury;and David Brown (Monica), Germany; uncle, James Staley (Norma), Salisbury, six grandchildren, a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and the Hairston Funeral Home Staff.

Service: Monday, April 4, 2022 1:00 p.m. Jerusalem Baptist Church, Salisbury. Rev. Dr. David L. Bracken, pastor/eulogist. No public viewing. Masks are required at the service. The family will receive visitor's at the home of his son, Demar Archie (Patricia), 417 N. Rowan Ave., Ext., Spencer, NC.

Hairston Funeral Home is serving the Brown and extended families with sincere compassion and care during this most difficult time.  Online condolences may be sent to;



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