Graveside services for A.G. Brown will be held Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at Antioch Christian Church Cemetery with Dr. John Cash officiating. Newton County Funeral Home South , 100 Old Hwy. 15 Loop, Newton, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brown, 96, of Meridian, died Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Aldersgate Retirement Community. Arthur Grady Brown, Jr., was born April 30, 1914 at the Harris home place, South of Hickory. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corp in Blue Mountain, Mississippi and several places in North Carolina where he helped to build the Blue Ridge Parkway as a surveyor and draftsman. While stationed in Statesville, NC, he met and married Hazel Morgan. Shortly after the birth of their daughter, they moved back to Mississippi to resume the rest of their lives. A. G. retired from Illinois Central Railroad, working his way from the position of fireman to conductor, at his retirement. After Hazel's death, he married Mattie Ruth Culpepper. Through out his life, he was an avid fisherman, occasional hunter, and a very successful gardener, due to a life time interest in agricultural pursuits. He loved poetry and was a gifted writer. After retirement, he and Mattie Ruth traveled as long as their health permitted. The Browns moved to Aldersgate Retirement Community in Meridian where they enjoyed the various activities of their home and the wonderful, loving care of the Aldersgate staff. Mr. Brown was a thoughtful, tender, humorous man, though few people knew these traits, since he was also quiet, and introverted. His greatest legacy was that he was a caring, loving father and husband. He was a lifelong member of Antioch Christian Church.
Survivors include his daughter: Melita Powell of Hickory; his grandchildren: Miranda Powell of Buena Vista, CO; David Brown of Newton; his great-grandchildren: Eric Powell of Buena Vista, CO; Jason Powell of Buena Vista, CO; Piper Powell of Buena Vista, CO; Trenton Powell Of Canon City, CO; his brother- in-law: H. R. "Pic" Humphreys of Hickory; and his daughter-in-law: Vicky Brown of Newton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents: Arthur Grady & Ola Collier Harris Brown, Sr. ; his wives: Hazel Mae Morgan Brown & Mattie Ruth Brown ; his son: Patrick Brown; his grandson: Eric Eugene Powell; his brother: William A. "Bill" Brown; and his sister: Mary Massengale Humphreys.
Pall Bearers will be: H. R. “Pic” Humphreys, Johnny Ferguson, Louis Wilson, Benny Sibley, Jeff Sibley, Scott Sibley, Danny Harris, and Dale Harris.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Antioch Christian Church Cemetery Fund.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.