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Rev James Vernon Brown

Rev James Vernon Brown

Birth
Randolph County, Alabama, USA
Death 7 Mar 2012 (aged 92)
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
Burial Rock Mills, Randolph County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 86493044 · View Source
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(FIVE POINTS) The Rev. James Vernon Brown, 92, of Five Points died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Bethany House Hospice in Auburn.

Services will be at Five Points Baptist Church Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. with burial at Randolph Memory Gardens in Roanoke. Visitation will be two hours prior at Jeff Jones Funeral Home in Lafayette.

He was born in Randolph County July 8, 1919. Mr. Brown's family moved from Randolph County to LaGrange, Ga., where he spent 11 years before moving to Five Points, where he graduated from high school. He served in the infantry during World War II, where he was a chaplain, and earned a Bronze Star. Following the war, Mr. Brown graduated from Mercer College in Macon, Ga., and attended South Western Seminary in Texas. He pastured Center, Bethel, Milltown, County Line and Mount Zion Baptist churches in Chambers County; 1st Baptist Church of Daytona Beach, Fla., Tabernacle Baptist Church in Macon, Ga., and established 2nd Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga. During semi-retirement, the Vernon Brown Evangelistic Association was established to support revivals in small country churches that could not afford a fulltime evangelist, also financing a radio ministry. Brown held revivals in many states, including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and others. His ministry ended because of a tragic accident - he was a pedestrian hit by a drunken driver, which resulted in severe brain injury, multiple fractures and lacerations. Brown had remained semi-invalid for the last 9-1/2 years.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 75 years, Annie Catherine Lee Brown; two daughters and their husbands, Carol and Paul Wasmer of Chamblee, Ga., and Frankie and Richard Arnold of Macon, Ga.; two grandchildren; one sister, Lender B. Rearden of Valley; two brothers, H.L. Brown of Warner Robins and Leonard Brown of Five Points; and many nieces and nephews.

Jeff Jones Funeral Home, Lafayette.


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  • Created by: Caretaker
  • Added: 9 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86493044
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev James Vernon Brown (8 Jul 1919–7 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86493044, citing Randolph Memory Gardens, Rock Mills, Randolph County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Caretaker (contributor 47396497) .