GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Charles F. Brown, Sr., 69, husband of the late Jane Maddox Brown, entered into rest Saturday, April 27, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Antioch Baptist Church, with Dr. Ronald Young and Pastor David Young officiating. Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown, GA. Mr. Brown will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Survivors include son, Charles F. (Tina) Brown, Jr., Grovetown; three daughters, Shelly (Gary) Hewett, Grovetown, GA, Shannon (Huey) Hayes, Dearing, GA and Debbie Wood of Alabama; sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Vickey Toms, Lawrenceville, GA and one brother, Leonard Brown of Gainesville, GA. Mr. Brown, a native of McDuffie County, was the son of the late James F. and Lucille R. Brown. He received the Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service, Purple Heart
, Air Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal after serving two years during the Vietnam conflict in the US Army. Mr. Brown retired from the Ryder Truck Rental Company and was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Harlem, GA. Charles had an infectious smile. His family and friends agree that he was one of the kindest and dearest men they knew. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were his heart and life. They will miss him greatly. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Kenny Hewett, Cole Hewett, Adam Hewett, Justin Hayes, Bailey Hayes and T. J. Glasscock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Printing Ministry, P O Box 781, Harlem, GA 30814. Starling Funeral Home, Highway 78, Harlem, Ga. Please visit www.starlingfuneralhome.com
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