March 25, 1935 - June 30, 2020
Nan Bodine Brown, 85 of Arab passed away at home June 30, 2020, surrounded by her family. Nan was born in Guntersville, Alabama, March 25, 1935, to Annie and Curtis Elbert Bodine. They moved to Summitville, Tennessee when she was a young girl and always considered Tennessee her first home. After graduating from Coffee County High School in 1953 she attended St. Thomas School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee. It was during her time studying to become an R.N. that she met her husband, Dennis. She graduated from St. Thomas in 1956 and they were married in 1958. They started life together in Covington, Kentucky, and in 1970 moved to Arab, Alabama, where Dr. Brown worked as a Radiologist at the old Arab Hospital, later Marshall Medical Center North. Nan is survived by her husband, Dr. Dennis Brown, and six daughters: Bardie Brown, Pamela Williams (Mark), Nancy Montegut (Matt), Betsy Garvis (Bill), Linda Blackmon (Roger), and Susan Deal (Joe). A grandmother to ten and, as of April 1, 2020, a great-grandmother for the first time; she adored her grandchildren. Nan lived for her family, was the epitome of a knowledgeable and compassionate nurse, and loved her friends and laughter. She was a sharp poker player and enjoyed the slot machines when they would take off to the casino. The youngest of seven children, she was the last of her siblings. She will always be remembered for her smile and her giving nature. She never met a stranger. If one word could summarize her personality it would be unpretentious. She was one of a kind and will be missed. Visitation will be Friday, July 3, 2020, at Gober Funeral Chapel from 5pm to 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at Saint William Catholic Church, Guntersville, Alabama, the following Saturday, for family only. Burial will be in Arab Memorial Cemetery.
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