Franklin Wendell Brown, age 59, of Statesboro passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the Augusta University Medical Center. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. in the Sister’s Baptist Church Cemetery. Reverend Tony Mimbs and Reverend Larry Glover will officiate.

Mr. Brown was born in Sandersville, the son of the late Franklin Rembert Brown and Glenda Knight Brown. Wendell spent his working career as a welder at Great Dane in Statesboro. One of his greater joys in life was deer hunting. He is preceded in death by his wife, Donna Wells Brown.

Mr. Brown is survived by his mother, Glenda Knight Brown of Sandersville; brother, Jimmy D. Brown and his wife Norma Jean of Sandersville; nieces, Crystal B. Dollar and her husband David of Sandersville and Jamie B. Cobb and her husband Daniel of Davisboro; uncle, Andrew Brown of Sandersville; great-nieces, Maxie Grace Dollar and Sophia Cobb; and great-nephew, Lawson Cobb.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Jimmy and Norma Jean Brown, 330 Wild Horses Lane in Sandersville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.

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May and Smith Funeral Directors is in charge of these arrangements.