Bennett: Mr. J. H. “Red” Brown 86, of 338 Lewis Brown Rd., Bennett passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at Chatham Hospital in Siler City. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 18, 2013 at 3 pm at Pleasant Grove Christian Church where he was a member with Rev. Mark Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Mr. Brown was a Randolph Co. native and was a Veteran of WWII. He went in after the Hiroshima bombs. He was a member of the “Old Timers Bench Club” at Routh’s Grocery and he had retired from Glendale Hoisery in Siler City. He was a avid collector of Antiques, loved to bird hunt, and gardening. He not only loved to garden, but he loved to share his garden. Mr. Brown had a great love of music, he directed the choir at his church for over 45 years. He served in many areas at his church including Sunday School Teacher, Church Treasurer, and a member of the Men’s Fellowship. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents- the late Reuben J. & Melissa Purvis Brown, brothers- Wilburn & Stacy.
Mr. Brown is survived by- Wife- Jearline Hancock Brown of the home. Daughters-Rita Brown Holt & husband Steve of Bear Creek, Angie Brown Fields & husband Buddy of Goldston. Brother- Clifton Brown & wife Mary Etta of Siler City. Sister- Leah B. Short & husband Clarence of Bennett. Grandchildren- Beth H. Caviness & husband Jacob of Bennett, Joshua Holt of Bear Creek, & Amber Fields of Goldston. Great-Grandchildren- Reid Caviness & Anna Claire Caviness of Bennett.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Joyce-Brady Chapel, 3833 Chatham St., Bennett, NC and other times at the home. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com
Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Brown family.