Douglas L. "D.L." Brown, Sr., age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Lemma Etheridge Brown; and brother, J. T. Brown. He is survived by his: Wife of 58 years: Ruth Allen Brown, Lawrenceville, GA; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Denise and Tommy Thompson, Lawrenceville, GA; Son and Daughter-in-Law: Doug, Jr. and Jackie Brown, Lawrenceville, GA; Grandchildren: Natalie and Daniel Cooper, Buford, GA, Jessica Brown, Atlanta, GA, Jenna Brown, Lawrenceville, GA, Dwayne and Melissa Thompson, Hoschton, GA, Chris and Heather Bachelor, Maysville, GA; Two Great Grandchildren: Taylor Thompson, Emma Thompson; Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Nuel B. Melton, Buford, GA. Betty B. Croker, Lawrenceville, GA, Mildred B. and Logan Barnett, Lawrenceville, GA, Margaret B. and Bob Sams, Charleston, SC; Brothers and Sisters-in-Law: Herman and Travis Brown, Buford, GA, Rennis and Janice R. Brown, Buford, GA; Sisters-in-Law and Brother-in-Law: Gladys and Leon Kimbro, Buford, GA, Dot Pirkle, Buford, GA; Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law: L. C. and Lenora Allen, Flowery Branch, GA; First Cousin and Special Friend: Erlene Brown Anderson, Dacula, GA; Special Friends: Robert Mosley, Buford, GA, Mike Bishop, Dacula, GA; and Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mr. Brown was born July 9, 1930 in Gwinnett County, GA. He was a 1948 graduate of Dacula High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army where he served in the Reserves for twenty years and his rank was First Class Sergeant. He was a member of the Buford American Legion Post 127. He worked for General Motors Assembly Plant in Doraville, GA for fifteen years. He owned Brown Superette for twenty-three years and Doug Used Cars. He was a member of Ivy Creek Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Jim Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in Ivy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA with military honors. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to Ivy Creek Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Douglas L. Brown, Sr. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133 www.flaniganfuneralhome.com