Services for Vester K. Brown were held Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel.

The Rev. Dwight Fleming officiated. Burial followed in Tucker Cemetery in Kemper County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Brown, 85, of Philadelphia, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at home.

She was a native of Kemper County and had been a resident of Neshoba County since 1978. Mrs. Brown formerly attended Tucker Community Church and most recently Center Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Wanda Brown and Sharon Brown both of Brandon; one grandson, sisters, Loraine Jones and Ester Killen both of Philadelphia; and brother, Jerome Kirkland of Preston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Brown; son, Royce A. Brown; parents, Andy and Maggie Kirkland; sisters, Eunice Pierce, Marie Smith and Ethel Talbert; and brothers, Ernest Kirkland, Lavelle Kirkland, Burney Ray Kirkland and Leslie Kirkland.