Caraway benefit set for Marvin Browning

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Friends of Marvin Browning will host a gospel/country singing, bake sale and silent auction at the Riverside Caraway gymnasium from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday. A drawing will be held for a Thompson Center Black Powder Gun Complete Kit. Tickets for the gun will be $1 each.

Browning, long time Caraway resident, is undergoing several major health problems. Browning had stints placed in his neck, then he suffered a stroke and was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Recently he had to have double by-pass heart surgery and had to fight blood clots in his lungs and leg.

Browning and his wife, Denise, are very appreciative of the support from their friends and ask for everyone to continue praying for them.

Browning, 55, is co-owner of Marvin and Jimmy's Heating and Air, Inc. He serves on the Caraway City Council, helps each year with the Caraway Fourth of July celebration, and has been a part of the volunteer fire department. He is an active member of Rowe's Baptist Church near Caraway.

Browning said he has always treated people like he wants to be treated. He has a strong will and said he is depending on his faith.

"I will have one more operation on my thyroid in a few weeks," Browning said. "We appreciate everyone's prayers. The Lord is still in charge."

Bill Davenport and Shirley Adams are putting together the benefit. All of the proceeds from the event will go to the Browning family.

"All of our singers are volunteering," Adams said. "We will have a concession, bake sale items, and a silent auction with items donated."

There will be prizes and drawings. There is no admission charge, however donations will be accepted.

For more information call Davenport at 930-0181 or Adams at 930-6664.

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