Sunday, January 29, 2012

SR. - age 99 of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, TN, passed away Thursday,
January 26, 2012. He was born February 14, 1912, in Greene County, GA, son of
James H. H. Brown and Fanny Moore Brown. Jim was one of the last "Real Sons" of
the Confederacy in the country. His father, who was born in 1841, fought in the
Civil War with the Confederates from 1861-64 and was with General Lee at
Appomattox for the signing of the surrender. Jim started in the hotel business
in 1933 in Mobile, Alabama. He spent 10 years in Maine and eventually had his
own hotel for 17 years in Franklin, PA. He was on the Pennsylvania Board of
Hoteliers, Board Chairman of Franklin Hospital, and Salvation Army Board for 12
years. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a life member of Masons since 1936 (32nd
Degree), member of Kiwanis since 1941, Shriners since 1948, Who's Who in America
in 1960's, and a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. When he retired
from the hotel business at age 49, he and wife, Martha moved to Gainesville, FL
where he became general manager of the Gainesville Country Club for five years,
and served on the board of a local bank. He was an avid golfer with seven
holes-in-one, traveled extensively throughout the world, constant reader, loved
to dance, and mostly enjoyed his friends and living. After the loss of his
second wife, Betty, he lived with his son, Jim and wife, Nancy in Tellico
Village. He was a member of the Community Church of Tellico Village, Tellico
Village Solos Club, and Kiwanis. Jim was dearly loved in Tellico Village by
many, and his constant smile and hearty laugh will be missed by his many
friends. Jim was preceded in death by his wives, Martha Lee Smith in Titusville,
FL (1980), and Elizabeth Parker in Tucson, AZ (1999). He is survived by his son,
James F. Brown, Jr. (Nancy) of Loudon, TN; step daughter, Marianne Fife (John
M.) of Tucson, AZ; granddaughter, Laura Brown of Port Orange, FL; step
grandchildren, John Fife, III (Dee), David Fife (Jennifer) of Tucson, AZ; and
six great grandchildren, Sean, Haley, Trevor, Abbey, Carly, and Eliana. A
memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 14th at the Community
Church of Tellico Villlage with Rev. Martin Singley officiating. A luncheon will
follow in the Christian Life Center at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Loudon Co. Habitat for Humanity or Community Church of Tellico
Village. Click Funeral Home Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.

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