PINEY CREEK, N.C. - Margaret Powell Brown, age 80, of Piney Creek, NC died Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Angel Medical Center in Franklin, NC. She was born on March 9, 1931 in Gaffney, SC to the late Jesse and Vernie Keller Powell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Vannoy Brown; one brother, Hamon Powell. Mrs. Brown and her husband, Burl recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on May 12, 2011. Mrs. Brown was a secretary for Georgia Railroad Bank for more than 25 years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star for many years. She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Greg and Mina Brown of Clayton, GA, Jeff Brown of Evans, GA; three grandchildren, Randall Brown and wife Jackie, Rachel Scarborough and husband Jason, Sarah Brown all of Dublin, GA; three great-grandchildren, Hillary Scarborough, Gwyneth Scarborough and Jacob Burl Brown; four brothers, Samuel Powell and Ray Powell both of Gaffney, SC, Wallace Powell of Cowpens, SC, Bobby Powell and wife Grace of Chesney, SC; five sisters, Mildred Smith, Esther Truluck and Gail George all of Gaffney, SC, Elizabeth Phillips and husband Cecil of Cowpens, SC, Irene Addis of Taylors, SC; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the Grandview Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Crumpler, NC. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Arlita Perry, 67 Caudill Bend Road, Piney Creek, NC 28663. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta is serving the Brown family.