Obituaries

Obituaries

Laura Belle Roberts Brown 1912 - 2007 Lawrence

Laura Belle Roberts Brown, 94, Lawrence, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Sept. 29, 1912, in Tuscumbia, Ala., the daughter of Augustus Dalton Roberts. She graduated from Florence State Teachers College in Florence, Ala. She received a bachlor's degree in biology from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala., and a master's degree in education from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She lived in Centreville, Ala., for more than 50 years. She lived in Florence, Ala., from 1998 to 2006, when she moved in Lawrence, Kan.Mrs. Brown began her teaching career at age 17. She taught in the Centreville, Ala., public school system until she retired. She was also a librarian at Brent-Centreville Public Library.She married Robert C. Brown Sr. He preceded her in death.Survivors include two sons, Robert C. Brown Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; and John C. Brown, Lawrence; a daughter, Mary C. Murphy, Windmill Hill, East Susses, England; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.Warren-McElwain Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.