Sandra "Sandy" Oldham Brown

Saturday, August 19, 1944 - Wednesday, July 28, 2021

In Loving Remembrance

Photo of Sandra "Sandy" Oldham Brown  - 1944-2021

Sandra "Sandy" Jane Brown was born August 19th 1944 in Sevierville, Tennessee and departed to heaven on July 28th 2021 at the age of 76.  She was the daughter of Richard and Hester Oldham who preceded her in death.

Sandy is survived by her husband of 46 years, James “Jim” Wayne Brown.  She is also survived by her two stepsons, Christopher Wayne Brown of Newport News, Virginia and John Clayton Brown of Virginia Beach, Virginia.  As well, she is survived by her cousin and best friend, Carol Ann Watson of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  She was blessed to have many friends and neighbors within the Canton community.

Sandy graduated from Sevierville High School in 1962 and then attended nursing school.  She worked in the medical field until relocating to Newport News, Virginia where she was employed as a dispatcher for the Newport News Police Department.  There she met the love of her life, Jim.  Sandy and Jim were married in 1974.  In 1981 she began her career with the Newport News Sheriff’s Department where, after 22 years of service, she retired at the rank of Lieutenant.

In 2004, Sandy and Jim relocated to Canton, NC where they enjoyed their retirement on top of Glade Mountain.  Sandy enjoyed gardening and taking care of her beloved pets.  She loved to cook and try new recipes.  As well, she enjoyed the company of her wonderful friends and family.

Anyone who knew Sandy knew her love for the television show “Dancing with the Stars”.   Our Hearts are rejoicing to know Sandy, herself, is now dancing with the stars.

Services will be private.  The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canton Animal Hospital located at 74 Radio Hill Rd. Canton, NC 28716.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Brown family.

Condolences from family and friends

I will never look at another hummingbird or cone flower without seeing Sandy’s sweet face. She will be in my heart forever. My condolences to you Jiim, John and rest assured if anyone misses a dance step Sandy will definitely let them know.
Jo Swanger
Mr. Brown and Family, Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. You are in our prayers.
David & Michelle Shipman Shipman's Heating
My husband Calvin and I are truly blessed to have known Sandy Brown for a few years. She loved the outdoors, Hummingbirds and all God's critters. I will never forget the twinkle in her eye when she was in on a joke. I have no doubt that she is singing in Heaven's choir with her loved ones. Thinking of you, Jim and the family. Lots of love!!!!
Peggy King
So very sorry to hear of Sandra's passing. I grew up with Sandra in Pigeon Forge . Going to her house was like a second home , her mother and dad were so good to me . once they moved to Gatlinburg for a while ,I thought I would never see them again .I have many good memories of her friendship. A few years ago we came to visit at her at her beautiful mountain home. Prayers are with you Jim and all who loved Sandra. My God give you peace in the days ahead.
Glenda Marshall Catlett