May 15, 2021

Mrs. Irene Brown

Irene Oleetha Hyatt Brown, 89, of Newnan, peacefully passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Avalon Health & Rehabilitation, Newnan, Georgia.

She resided in Newnan, Georgia for over 85 years. She was born in Franklin, Georgia, March 19, 1926.

Irene is preceded in death by her parents, Laura & A.J. Hyatt, brothers Hamp Hyatt, Glenn Hyatt, Bervin Hyatt and A.J. Hyatt, Jr. ; sisters Estelle H. Phillips, Morene H. Gordon and Fay H. Duffey.

Irene was a member of First Baptist Church in Newnan, GA. She was an active member of the NGO’s (Never Grow Old) organization where she enjoyed traveling and socializing with a large group.

The funeral is Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:30 AM in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Dr. Jimmy Patterson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The visitation is Friday morning from 10:00 AM until service time.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that if you wish, please make a donation in Irene’s name to The Angels House, 1401 Holbrook Road, Newnan, GA 30263; ; (770) 251-7050.

Condolences can be expressed online at

Irene was married to C.W. Brown on May 1, 1943 until the time of his death, May 24, 1994.

Together they raised a family including Patricia Charlcie Brown (deceased, May 29, 1944), Elaine B.(David)Thompson, Danny (Lori) Brown and Penny B.(Nick) Botta.

Irene had six grandchildren, Melanie (Chris) Perry, Alice (Gary) Abbott, Lesleigh (Benjie) MacNabb, Walter (Rainey) Brown, Ben (Melissa) Davis and Carter Davis; six great-grandchildren, Alex Perry, Garrett Abbott, Claire Abbott, Leland MacNabb, Hayes MacNabb and Charlie Davis.

Irene is survived by five sister-in-laws, Blanche Haines, Clovis Pope, Martha Sue Ashley, Pauline Harrison and Marion Brown. She also leaves behind Lisa Wilson, Lori Conner, Tyler Wilson, Ansley Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews.

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory of Newnan is in charge of the arrangements.

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