A.V. Vaughn Brown, Sr., 89, of Nederland, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at Cypress Glen Nursing Home in Port Arthur. Vaughn was born August 15, 1922, in Leakesville, Mississippi, to the late William and Lola Brown and lived most of his life in the Nederland and Jasper area. He retired from Gulf Oil Corporation in Port Arthur as a shift foreman with 38 years of service. He loved gardening and woodworking and played a great role in the lives of his grandchildren. A gathering of his family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday evening at Melancon's Funeral Home in Nederland. Funeral services will at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Jasper, with interment to follow at the Jasper City Cemetery. Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents; also his sons, Bert and Tommy Brown; his sister, Geneva Harris, also his brothers, Horice, Ernest, and Stanley Brown. He is survived by his son, Charles Brown and his wife, Rhonda of Nederland; his grandchildren, Amy Curry, Brandon Brown, Katherine Mujezinovic, Morgan Brown, and Harlee Brown. Also 6 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 30, 2012