Heaven opened its gates for a faithful follower of our Lord on Dec. 8, 2011. Allene Corley Brown was born on March 31, 1916, in Eldorado, Texas, to Sam Robertson and Ethel Lee Bray Robertson.

Allene graduated as valedictorian of Lometa High School in 1936. Allene was married to Winfred Corley on May 28, 1936. Mr. Corley passed away on May 1, 1976. She later was married to Jim Lee Brown on Aug. 23, 1981. He preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1999. Mrs. Brown lived in Brown County most of her life and was a longtime member of Early First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her son, Jim "David" Corley and wife, Patti of Colfax, Texas; daughter, Patsy Gray and Jim Whitely of Early, Texas. She is also survived by her brother, J.D. Robertson and wife, Elsie of Houston, Texas; her brother, Samuel Robertson and wife Jane of Wimberley, Texas; her sister, Marie Goheen and husband Tommy of Hereford, Texas; and a sister, Juanita McKay and husband Bobby of Bangs, Texas. Also left to cherish her memory are six grandchildren, Kymm Nixon, Kyla Gust, Jay Behrens, James Corley, Patrick Corley and Tony Bean. Mrs. Brown also leaves 11 great grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by both husbands; a son, Bobby Don Corley; a sister, Lorene Perry; and two great-grandsons, Justin Behrens and Landon Nixon.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Blaylock Funeral Home in Brownwood. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Early First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Zephyr Cemetery. Services under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.