June 12, 1920 ~ February 6, 2007
Born in: Macon County, North Carolina,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Asheville ~ Violet Womack Brown, 86, of Asheville, died Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at Mission Hospitals, St. Joseph Campus. She was a daughter of the late William George and Bertha Viola Sprinkle Womack. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hal H. Brown, Sr., who died in 1990. Violet was a native of Franklin and grew up in Sylva, NC before moving to Asheville in 1940. Mrs. Brown graduated from business college and went to work as a transcript analyst for Army Air Forces and later became a teachers’ aide and substitute teacher at William Randolph Elementary School. She was involved with numerous children’s charities, pro-grams and activities including the advisory board of the Pres-byterian Home for Children and the Bethany Ministries in coun-seling of new mothers. She was also very active in women’s and children’s ministries as well as outreach programs at First Presbyterian Church of Ashe-ville, of which she was a member for 60 years. She is survived by her son, Hal H. Brown, Jr., his wife, Stephanie and their daughter, Katherine Grace Brown, all of Asheville and one brother, John Robert Womack of Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 9, 2007 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. Private interment will be held at Lewis Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 on Friday at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Violet’s memory to Oodles Unlimited Children’s Fund (a charity which distributes clothing and toys as well as assisting underprivileged children with their education), 1629 Olmsted Drive, Asheville, NC 28803.