Funeral services for  Mrs.  Joy  Brown,  100, of Gainesboro,
TN, will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at the
Gainesboro  Church  of  Christ  in  Gainesboro,  TN.  Burial  will
follow  in  the  Rob  Draper  Memorial   Cemetery  in  the  Stone
community of Jackson County, TN.

The  family will  receive friends  on  Friday from 5 to 9 P.M. at
Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral  Home  and  on Saturday
from  10  A. M.  until  the  time   of  services  at  the Gainesboro
Church of Christ.

She  passed  away  on  Saturday,  August  8,  2015,  at  her
residence in Gainesboro, TN.

Born Elizabeth Joy Gailbreath, in Gainesboro,   on  December
4, 1914, she was the second of four  children  of  George   Bain
Gailbreath and Dixie Hampton Gailbreath. For most of  her  100
years she resided in the same house in Gainesboro. She was a
lifelong  member  of  the  Gainesboro  Church  of  Christ.   After
graduation from high school in 1932, she  completed  a  beauty
course in Memphis. Returning to Gainesboro, she opened Joy's
Beauty Shop which she ran for many years.

In  1941,  she  married  Roy Alan Brown,  of  Fayetteville,  TN.
After his death in 1951, she worked as a beautician,  a  clerk  in
the school  administration  office  and  was  a  receptionist   and
bookkeeper for Dr. Jack Johnson until his retirement.    Later  in
life, she was known for her portrayal of Aunt Polly Williams  (her
great-grandmother)    at   the   Gainesboro  Ghost  Walk,   and,
dressed  as  Uncle  Sam,    for    recitations   of  Johnny  Cash's
"Ragged Old Flag" at Veterans' and Memorial Day celebrations.

Her birthday parties became a community event at  which  she
entertained her guests  with  singing,  tap dancing,  stories  and
poems.   Though in ill health, she celebrated her 100th birthday
party last December with the help  of  Jamie Daily   and   Darren
Vincent who sang a song written for the occasion.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy, parents Bain
and  Dixie Gailbreath,   brother Edward 'Bub' Gailbreath, sisters
Hampton Mabry   and   Katherine Anderson.  She is survived by
her two sons, Mike (Shelley) Brown of Fort Worth, TX  and  Tom
(Pamela) Brown of Thousand Oaks, CA,    four    grandchildren,
Merritt Brown Seely,   Lowell Brown,   Scott Brown   and    Kevin
Brown, six great grandchildren,  several  nieces  and  nephews,
and her first cousin, Glenn Ragland of Memphis.

Pallbearers  are  Ken Mabry,  Neil Ranft,  Terry Sissom,   Don
Foy, Mark Tardy and Tony Sircy.

Honorary pallbearers are John Fox  and  Gary Gill,  Elders  at
the Gainesboro Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to  the  Gainesboro
Church  of  Christ,  audio/video   department  which  allows   the
homebound to watch the services.

Bro. Wayne Wells will officiate at the services.
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