ATLANTA, Ga. - Robert L. Brand, Jr. of Atlanta died April 18, 2012. He was born May 13, 1917 in Acworth, GA to the late Robert L. Brand and Lillian Kitchens Brand. He was a graduate of GMA, now Woodward Academy in 1935. In 1939 he married Pauline Vaughan and they lived in the Cascade Heights area until they moved to Lenbrook Square in 1995. Mrs. Brand predeceased him in 1999. Mr. Brand was a community grocer until 1946 when he established Brand-Vaughan Lumber Company with C.H. Vaughan which is still operated by Chip Vaughan; Mr. Brand retired from the retail building material company in 1976 and continued to work in property management until recently. Mr. Brand was for 50 years on the Board of Governors at Woodward Academy (1960-2010); a founding member of the West End Kiwanis Club; a 50 year active member of Atlanta Athletic Club; he was an elected Deacon at Cascade Baptist Church and Beecher Hills Baptist Church and held other leadership positions in the church; he is a present member of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church and has been President of the Trustees at Baptist Towers. Mr. Brand is survived by children, Dr. Robert Brand and his wife Brenna of Augusta and Beverly Moye of Atlanta; sister, Elaine Thompson of Newark, Delaware; grandchildren, Paula and Dr. J.D. Bonner of Lakesite, TN, Brent and Joy Moye of Fayetteville, GA, Alex and Allison Brand of Richmond, VA, Robin and Shawn Gentry of Dallas, TX; great grandchildren, Hayden and Emily Moye, Lilly and Tyler Brand, Ian Bonner; The Julian Brown Family of Birmingham, AL, special cousins C.H. (Jean) Vaughan and family of Marietta; and special friend Zelda Williams. Private interment services were held at Westview Cemetery, followed by a memorial service in the Swilley Chapel at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Qualls officiating. A reception/visitation was held after the memorial at Lenbrook Square, 3747 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta GA 30319. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30305 or Woodward Academy, 1662 Rugby Avenue, College Park, GA 30337-2199. Online condolences may be posted at hmpattersonspringhill.com.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Apr. 21, 2012