Allen George Brown

Funeral services for Allen George Brown, 51, of Lufkin will be held Friday, January 25, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mike Hunter officiating, with a eulogy given by Timmy Carpenter. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Mr. Brown was born August 27, 1956 in Dayton, Texas to Velma Louise (Blythe) and Lester George Brown, and died Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at his residence.

Mr. Brown had resided in Lufkin most of his life. He was a 1974 graduate of Lufkin High School and played varsity football and baseball. He played Ranger Jr. College baseball, and participated in two JUCO World Series while he was there. He was an automobile and motor home salesman, was a member of the Homer Masonic Lodge #254 A.F. & A.M., and attended First Christian Church. Mr. Brown organized the Hurricane Rita Evacuees softball team.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Brown of Lufkin; son, Austin Brown of Lufkin; daughter, Allison Brown of Lufkin; mother and stepdad, Velma and Jerry Wootton of Houston; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Laura Brown of Kingwood; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gail and Jack Carney of Houston and Peggy and Mickey Bowser of Lufkin; stepsister and brother-in-law, Christina and Sean Seaton of Austin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Geneva Newsom of Lufkin; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Karen and Brian Hughey of Kingwood and Susan and Geoff Brown of Palm City, Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, L.G. "Dumpy" Brown.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Craig Bowser, John Hackney, Brett Brown, John Meloy, Trevor Croswell and Jim Ross Warren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Timmy Carpenter, Tony Stephano, Stephen Yates, Robbie Ward, Hal Satterwhite, Randy Murray, Ronnie Arnold and Joe E. Rich, Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to A Pineywoods Hospice, Inc., 103 C Carriage Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75901, First Christian Church, 1300 South First Street, Lufkin, Texas 75901, or the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.