Glenn Browning

Jul 09, 2014

1936 — 2014

CANTON — Glenn “Churn” Lee Browning, 77, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at John F. Keever Solace Center.

A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Kenneth Early and Edna Swanger Browning. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, William “Blue” and Virgil Browning; and a sister, Geraldine Ford.  He was a U.S. Army veteran. Churn was an avid fisherman and bear hunter.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shelba Treadway Browning; three daughters, Glenda Hess and her husband, Billy, of Concord, Pam Holly and her husband, Harold, of Catawba, and Kathy Browing, of Canton; a son, Glenn Lee Browning Jr. and his wife, Kim, of Canton; two brothers, Fredrick “Ollis” Browning and his wife, Barbara, of Totowa, New Jersey, and James Carroll Browning and his wife, Eileen, of Waynesville; three grandchildren, Ashley Browning, of Asheville, McKenna Browning, of Canton, and Megan Green, of Clyde, and one great-grandchild, Maddie Erwin, of Clyde.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Horton officiating. Burial will follow at Buchanan Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 300 Memphis, TN 38148.

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