Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Margery Catledge Brown

Mrs. Margery Catledge Brown, 92, died at the home of her daughter, Susan, in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, October 12th, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home. Mrs. Brown was born July 9, 1921, in Louisville, Mississippi, to Albert L Catledge and Minnie S. Catledge. She was one of four children and survived her brother and sisters. Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women with a degree in Education. She did post-graduate work at Mississippi State University, at the National Geography Institute Program to which she was selected. Prior to beginning her career as an educator, Mrs. Brown served as an Ordnance Inspector of 40mm shells during World War II. She married Edwin Hull Brown in 1944 and they had one daughter, Susan. She began her 33 year teaching career at a county school in Winston County and later taught at Louisville High School. She was appointed the first Headmistress of Winston Academy at its inception and remained its Head Teacher for many years. She loved every minute of teaching and her students throughout the years. Mrs. Brown was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Louisville. She remained an ardent sports fan and had many years of tennis fun with her sister, Tut, and niece, Pam, around the state. In her later years she enjoyed sports on television and her little dog, Rascal. She leaves her daughter, Susan Brown Bulla, of Fort Worth, Texas, two nieces, Pamela Ann Kirk and her husband Ben, and Marsha Fulcher and her husband, Jerry, four nephews, Michael Craig Hardwick and his wife Deborah Ryals Hardwick; Richard Raynor Thompson, Albert Woodard Thompson, and Martin Davis Thompson, and many grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Albert Leonidas Catledge, Jr., and two sisters: Mary Frances Catledge Thompson and Ann Catledge Hardwick and nephew, Dennis Flynn Catledge. Also survived by special friends in Texas, a second "daughter" Jeanne Braniff Baker – "her sweet pea"; her friends Linde Kosch Hix, Lela Tomicello and Cristina Perez.