Rebecca Ann "Becky" (Petty) Brown
HAMLIN - Rebecca Ann "Becky" (Petty) Brown, 64, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at an Abilene hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at FountainGate Fellowship (909 North Willis, Abilene, Texas 79603) with burial in the family cemetery on the Harp Ranch in Nolan County. Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home and McCoy Funeral Home will be conducting the services. Visitation was from 5-6:30 p.m. on Sunday at Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home in Hamlin. Online condolences may be made to adamsfosterrayfh.com or mccoyfh.com.Becky was born April 18, 1949, in Rotan to E.A. “Punk” and Johnnie “Snook” (Ward) Petty. She graduated from Rotan High School and then Angelo State University, where she received her Bachelor’s of education. Becky married Randy Brown on May 29, 1971, in Rotan and they moved to Hamlin where she taught until retiring in 2007. After retiring, they moved to their ranch near Maryneal. Becky was a vibrant person who enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, but she especially loved visiting with people. If she ever met a stranger, they were quickly converted over to a friend. Becky was also very active in XI Gamma Pi, Sorosis Sorority, Teacher’s Sorority and the Sweetwater Book Club. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Judy Petty; brother, Leo Petty; and infant daughter, Sheila Ann Brown.Becky will be laid to rest in a stained glass casket that was designed and hand-made by her longtime friend and classmate Chris McCasland.Becky is survived by her husband, Randy Brown of Maryneal, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Rick Collins of Hamlin; brother and sister-in-law, Phil and Karen Petty of Abilene; sister-in-law, Gwen Rowland of Hamlin; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.In lieu of flowers, Becky’s family would like to request donations be made to Pregnancy Resources of Abilene (1220 N. Willis, Abilene, TX 79603), West Texas Rehab (4601 Hartford St., Abilene, TX 79605) or FountainGate Fellowship (909 N. Willis, Abilene, TX 79603).