Obituaries: Dr. Everett A. Brown, Mr. Taviyon Holiday, Mr. Joe McCluskey.

Obituaries: Dr. Everett A. Brown, Mr. Taviyon Holiday, Mr. Joe McCluskey.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Dr. Everett A. Brown, age 81, of Rome, GA, died on November 20, 2021, at Redmond Regional Hospital.

Dr. Brown was born April 16, 1940, in Phenix City, AL, to William Arthur Brown and Mary Evelyn Lollis Brown.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sandra Fortune Brown, and two sons, Dennis Everett Brown and his wife, Melissa, of Cumming, GA, and Kevin Arthur Brown and his wife, Alicia, of Rome.  He is also survived by his sister, Sheila Waldrop, and her husband, Jesse, of Phenix City, AL, and a brother, Terry Brown, also of Phenix City.  He has four grandchildren, Adam Brown, Holly Brown, Derek Brown and Dylan Brown and three great grandchildren, several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Dr. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio.  He earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont.

Dr. Brown retired from Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital in 2003 with 34 years of service to the State of Georgia.  He was a clinical psychologist and was the innovator who designed, instituted and directed the first “Dual Diagnosis” treatment program in the state of Georgia for which he received the Georgia Psychological Associations first “Psychologist of the Year” in the public sector award in 1990.  The program was so successful that dual diagnosis treatment, which was previously considered an untreatable combination, became the preferred method of treatment for mental illness and substance abuse in combination. Additionally, he was a forensic psychologist and was a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners.

In addition to his full-time work at Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital, he was also an Anglican Bishop of the Anglican Church of the Americas.  The Rt. Rev. Dr. Brown serves as an Anglican priest prior to becoming a bishop and prior to that served as a priest in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches.  Before his ordination to the priesthood, he served as a part-time local pastor in the United Methodist Church in Alabama’s Gadsden District.  He was pastor of Sand Rock UMC for three years, Walkers Chapel for one year and served as Associate Pastor of Gaylesville UMC for several years.  He was very ecumenically oriented and preached in over 25 different churches during his service to the church at large, including Baptist and Lutheran Churches.  He especially loved the liturgy and traditions of the Anglican, Episcopal and Lutheran Churches.

Everett Arthur Brown was a musician who played the trumpet, oboe, baritone and the mandolin.  He preferred classical music.  He enjoyed both inland and coastal sailing with his wife and enjoyed restoring a few sailboats over the years.  He was a member of the Rome Sailing Club.

Tentatively, the funeral will be held 2pm eastern standard time on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, in the Community Mausoleum at Lakeview Memory Gardens in Phenix City, AL, with the Rev. Dr. Wayne Hopper, presiding.  Funeral services will be streamed live on the Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, Facebook page.  Interment will follow in Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 1pm until 2pm eastern standard time on Tuesday at the Community Mausoleum in Lakeview Memory Gardens. Please check back on Monday, November 22, 2021, to confirm service times.

Dr. Brown specifically asks the NO flowers be sent and that no contributions be made in his name to any organization, but that each person who knew him simply celebrate what he believed to be a life fully lived with a wife he adored and a family he dearly loved.


Mr. Joe McCluskey, age 81 of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

Homegoing service is incomplete, but will be announced later by Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc.


Mr. Taviyon Holiday, age 44 of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

Homegoing service is incomplete, but will be announced later by Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc.

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