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Charles B. Brown Sr.

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Date published: 2/24/2014

Charles B. Brown Sr.

Charles Benton "Buddy" Brown Sr., 88, of Lignum passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center in Culpeper.

Mr. Brown was born to Charles Martin Brown and Edna Myers Brown on July 29, 1925, in Culpeper County. He served his country in World War II in the U.S. Navy; retired from the U.S. Government Civil Service; and was a life member of V.F.W. Post 2524, a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and the Lignum Ruritan Club, a charter member of the Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department and a past member of the American Legion.

Mr. Brown enjoyed gardening, was an avid hunter and enjoyed softball as a dedicated supporter and coach.

Surviving Mr. Brown are his wife of 63 years, Anna M. Brown of Lignum; his children, Charles B. Brown Jr. and his wife, Janet, of Elkwood, Cheryl Easterwood and her husband, Gilbert, of Lignum, Deborah Gardner and her husband, Albert, of Richardsville, David Brown Sr. and his wife, Debra, of Lorton and Ralph Brown of Stafford County; his six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and his siblings Ruth Ginter of Fredericksburg, Shirley Hart of Maryland and Robert Brown of Fredericksburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter Jennifer "Becky" Brown; and his sisters Marie Alther and Gladys Truslow.

A funeral will be held at Hopewell United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Stan Munford conducting the service. Interment will be in the church cemetery, with military honors provided by the V.F.W. Post 2524 Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Nathan Trible, Josh Trible, David Brown Jr., Mike Lane, Darryl Myers and David Myers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Condolences may be offered through clore-en glish.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper.