In Memory

Wallace (Fray) Brown - Class Of 1966

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05/06/10 10:11 AM #1    

Mike Carter (1966)

Depending on the mood, I called you Wallace, maybe Fray, and a lot of the time, Brown.  We were never friends at Northside or City.  In fact, there was a somewhat frictional relationship between us during that time period.  I guess that's because we didn't really know each other.  About 20 years after graduating, and through Charlie Greene and Charlie's wife Beckie, found out that Wallace was married to Beckie's sister.  From that point, we were good friends.  A funny story was when he tried to get me to work for a bonding company part-time.  He kept telling me I wouldn't have to worry about fights, getting shot, or anything like that because I would have a pistol and could shoot them before they shot me!  Brown knew how to deal with the criminal element in society.  I remember well his funeral....every politician in Chattanooga was there!  Brown told it like it was and I believe that's why they were there.  Someone made the comment that they knew better than not to be there because he knew everything about them.  Brown...I wish we had been friends beginning at Northside, but appreciate your friendship for the time we were "buddies."

06/22/10 11:08 PM #2    

Brenda Floyd (Underwood) (1969)

Fray and I grew up together and our families had been neighbors for as long as I could remember.  He was older than me but was great friends with my brother Lonnie.  He was always so kind to me.  I lost touch with him after we married and moved away from our old neighborhoods but when I would run into him it was just like old times.  Fray was from a good family.  The Browns and Campbells couldn't be beat.  North Chattanooga couldn't have existed without the Floyds, Campbells and Browns.  Rest in peace, Fray.  I know you're in Heaven right now along with Dusty, Gene, Bryan and Lonnie.  You boys better behave too!


Brenda Floyd Underwood

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