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Mary Doyle (Proffitt) Brown
September 5, 1931 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Mary Doyle (Proffitt) Brown, 92, of Tompkinsville, KY passed away Tuesday, November 14th, surrounded by her family at Monroe County Medical Center.
Mary Doyle was born in the Forkton Community of Monroe County, KY, on September 5, 1931, a daughter of the late Gladys (High) and Ralph O. Proffitt.
Mary Doyle was a teacher for the Monroe County Board of Education for 36.33 years. She was a graduate of Campbellsville University and Western Kentucky University. She started teaching in a one room school at Brushy Point, she later taught at Fountain Run and Gamaliel Schools. Mary Doyle was a member of Monroe County Retired Teachers Association. She loved to preserve the past through antiques. Mary Doyle enjoyed flowers, cheering on Cincinnati Reds and UK, and watching golf. Mary Doyle always decorated her front yard and home for every season. She was a member of Freewill Church of Christ.
On February 8, 1952, she married Billie Ray Brown in Indianapolis, IN. Billy Ray preceded her in death on November 21, 2003.
Mary Doyle is survived by a daughter, Danita Spear, and husband, Tony; two sons, Rickie Brown, and wife, JoAnn, and Chan Brown, and wife, Mindy, all of Tompkinsville, KY; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Brown, of Scottsville, KY; three grandchildren, Emily Brown Shaw, and husband, Tyler, Amanda Brown and Evan Brown and two great grandchildren, Kiptyn and Tucker Shaw.
Mary Doyle is also survived by a brother, Carlie Mack Proffitt, and wife, Janice Graves, of Tompkinsville, KY and William Donald Proffitt, and wife, Sandy of Indiana.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Michael Ray Brown and one grandson, Richard Joseph Brown.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 18th at 1:00 p.m. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, KY, burial will follow at the Neal Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday, November 17, after 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 18 from 7:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Brown's memory may be made to Flippin Fire Department, Neal Cemetery or William B. Harlan Library.