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Richard E. Browne

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Date published: 4/13/2014

Richard E. Browne

Richard Edwin Browne, 71, of Littleton, N.C., died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson, N.C.

Mr. Browne was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Washington, D.C., to the late Edwin J. Browne and Isabelle Frank Browne.

In addition to his parents, Richard was also predeceased by his brother, Douglas Browne.

He is survived by his children, Kimberly Hill, Marnie Garcia and Richard Browne; grandchildren Joshua Hill, Brandon Hill, Lauren Garcia, Ethan Garcia, Brooke Garcia and Isabelle Browne; great-grandchild Ellora Hill; fiancee Darlene Kocich; and sisters Audrey Browne and Jean Brockner.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Lake Gaston Baptist Church, with Pastor Patrick Edwards officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203; or Rainbow Rescue, c/o Nancy Seevers, 211 Dunshill Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Online condolences may be made at hockadayfs.com.