Sherman Brown, 74 of Fayetteville

Mr. Sherman Brown, 74 of Fayetteville, passed away on Dec. 26, 2012.

He was born and raised in Elberton, GA. He started his career at Artistic Ornamental Iron and Forest Park Ornamental Iron. He later founded his own companies, Capital Metals and All Span Builders.

He also had a passion for farming and real estate development. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Ina Brown; brother Charles Brown; sister Margaret Hiott and brother John W. Brown.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Blanton Brown of Fayetteville; sons Neal (Tonya) Brown, Jr. of Newnan; son Scott (Kimberly) Brown of Peachtree City; grandchildren Whitney and Jake; sister Nita (Calvin) Hill, sister Vicki (Steve) Johnson; brother Billy Ray (Helen) Brown, all of Elberton, Ga.; also, several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at 3pm in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Chaplain Dickson Brown and Pastor Scott Mize officiated. The burial followed at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

In lieu of flowers, please may make donations to Bethlehem United Methodist Church Helping Hand Ministry Fund, 526 Rhodes Drive, Elberton, Ga. 30635, c/o George Lutz.

Carl J. Mowell & Son,

Fayetteville-www.mowellfuneralhome.com.