Obituary for Mary Belle Groce Brown
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Mary Belle Groce Brown

August 29, 1923 ~ July 28, 2017 (age 93)

Mary Belle Groce Brown passed peacefully on July 28, 2017 at the age of 93 surrounded by family.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be 11:00AM  Tuesday August 1, 2017 at Pisgah United Methodist Church of Kernersville. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery.

She was born August 29, 1923 in Yadkin County, NC to the late Floy Vestal and Moses Calvin Groce.

She is survived by her daughter, Kitty Ray Brown Holmes and husband George; son, Raymond Cecil Brown, III and wife Sherry Whitt; grandchildren, Georgianna Holmes Baudoux and husband Clay, Gina Rae Brown, George H. Holmes, III and wife Amy, Ginger Holmes and Raymond Cecil Brown, IV; eleven great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and her sisters Ollie Groce Collins and Gerry Groce Vestal. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Raymond Cecil Brown, Jr; four brothers and four sisters.

Mary was the Valedictorian of West Yadkin High School her graduating year, and was the first in her family to go to college. She was very active in her church until her later years.

The family will receive friends from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Monday July 31, 2017 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2165 Pisgah Church Road, Kernersville, NC 27284.

Family and friends may sign and view the guestbook at


 Service Information

July 31, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel
213 W. Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Funeral Service
August 1, 2017

11:00 AM
Pisgah United Methodist Church
2165 Pisgah Church Road
Kernersville, NC 27284

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