Woodrow Nelson Brown, 83, of Early and formerly of Corpus Christi, died Wednesday, Dec. 19 at a nursing home in Early. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with Wayne Horton officiating. Burial followed at Cox Cemetery in McCulloch County. Born Oct. 28, 1918 in Richland Springs, he was the son of the late Charles and Ethal Brown. A resident of Early since 1976, he was a member of the Early Church of Christ and a retired helicopter mechanic. He married Ella Mae Deeds June 8, 1946. She preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters, Gail Katherine Spencer, and husband, Larry, of Buda, and Suzette Butler and husband, Dale, of Early; a brother, Buster Brown of Lockhart; two sisters, Grace Marie Edmonson of San Saba and Nellie V. Wood of Brownwood; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.