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Deana Michelle “Missy” Brown Bockes, 48, of Sanford, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at her home.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Putnam Friends Church with Rev. Daniel Downing and Rev. Tim Cole presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was born in Hannibal, Missouri, on July 4, 1973, to Cheryl Hill and Daniel Ray Brown. Missy was employed by Caterpillar.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, Erikka Emmons of Bennett, Garth Stowe of Asheboro; Riley Bockes of the home; sisters, Danita Hodge and Stacy Earnhardt, both of Lexington; brothers, Scott Brown of Thomasville, Eric Brown of Lexington; and three grandchildren.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Haven in Lee County, 215 Bracken St., Sanford, N.C. 27330.

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