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Noal James Brown

Noal James Brown of Dexter, Michigan, formerly of Ann Arbor, age 85, died Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Wellbridge of Pinckney. He was born July 23, 1938, in Corning, Arkansas, the son of Troy Melvin and Margurite Maxine (Bennett) Brown.

Noal worked at the University of Michigan for 42 years, as a Supervisor for the University stores. He was the President of the Chelsea Rod and Gun Club for 2 years. Noal enjoyed golfing and played at Radrick Farms Golf Course in Ann Arbor every Wednesday. He made bluebird feeders and houses and sold them at the Chelsea Farmer’s Market.

Noal married Janet Margaret Likovich Hegadorn on January 15, 1983, in Ann Arbor, and she survives. He is also survived by his daughters, Michelle (Paul) McCormick of Florida, and Lynn (Keith) Stevens of Willis; step-children, Steve (Minh) Hegadorn of Virginia, and Christine Jalynski of North Carolina; sisters, Sharon (Will) Leino of Brimley, Dee Dee (Dave) Trembly of Alto, New Mexico, Debbie (Ken) Jones of Adrian, and Becky (Rick) Boone of Willis; brother, Tony (Ginger) Brown of Onsted; grandchildren, Mitchell McCormick, Erin McCormick, Corey Stevens, and Sara Stevens; step-grandchildren, Jeremi Hegadorn, Devan (John) Hegadorn, Tyler (Sydney) Hegadorn, and Cailin Jalynski; step-great-grandchildren, Jackson Hegadorn, and Colton and Madeline Hegadorn; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jack Brown, Norman Brown, Jerry Brown, and Gary Brown; sister, Joyce Henderson; and step-son, Keith Hegadorn.

A graveside service was held Friday, May 17, 10:00 am at Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chelsea Rod & Gun Club, 7103 Lingane Rd., Chelsea, MI 48118.