Alan Wade Brown (2018-11-29 16:27:31)

Alan Wade Brown, age 61, of Purlear, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at his home.

Alan was born to Eva and Wade Brown in 1958. Alan loved hunting, fishing and working with guns. In his earlier working career, he worked at Yadkin Valley Ford; then was employed at Duncan Gun Shop for many years and also at Church’s Hardware. Alan also taught the N.C. Concealed Carry Gun Classes for many years. He was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Beverly Marquita; and a half brother, Thomas Nichols, Jr.

Alan is survived by his wife, Beverly Dawn Brown of the home; half-sister, Melissa Hamby of Wilkesboro; and four nephews.

Funeral service will be held 12:00 noon Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Boiling Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Joey Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Boiling Springs Baptist Church from 11:00 until 12:00 on Thursday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to Boiling Springs Baptist Church, 1390 Boiling Springs Road, Purlear, NC 28665 or to the Humane Society of the US, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, D.C. 20037. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to