BROWN, TURNACE H.
CAPT. TURNACE H. BROWN - POW/MIA
One of the Chosen Few is coming home to be interred with his family at Forest Meadows East Cemetery on Friday, October 5th, 2012. After waiting for sixty years, the family of Capt. Turnace H. Brown, long-time Gainesville family, can see closure with the return of some of the remains of their soldier-boy. Capt. Brown was lost during a battle at the north end of the Chosen Reservoir on December 6, 1951. In the 1990's the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea turned over to the United Nations Command 208 boxes of remains purported to be the remains of U.S. servicemen. Among some of those remains were the remains of Captain Brown, as revealed through DNA testing. Captain Brown was survived by his wife, Anna Lee Morris Brown, daughter, Nancy Ann Brown and newborn daughter, Deborah, whom he had not heard had been born two days before the telegram came that he was missing. Also surviving were his parents, Lehman D. and Emma Whatley Brown, sisters Emma Jean Brown Lunsford and Sarah Brown Ekermeyer with their spouses and children. Although daughter Deborah and her husband Joe Ford are deceased, still surviving are his daughter, Nancy and her husband Lt. Col. Walter D. Archibald and their 4 children; Dan Archibald and wife Beth of St Charles, MO, Christine Brewer and husband Grady of Prosper, TX, Ted Archibald of Oklahoma City, OK, Catherine Fox and husband Mike of Orlando, FL, widow, Anna Lee Morris Young of Kerrville, TX, sister Emma Jean and her husband Thomas Lunsford of Gainesville, FL. There are 8 great grandchildren, Hanna and Olivia Archibald, Darien, Ashley and Devin Fox, Gabi, Jace and Cale Brewer. Cale is a first year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
The family will receive visitors on Thursday evening between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Milam Funeral Home. The memorial service will be held Friday at 11:00 am in the chapel at MILAM FUNERAL HOME with interment following at Forest Meadows East with Full "Military Honors" Flowers would be appreciated but family requests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Fisher House.
ARRANGEMENTS ARE UNDER THE CARE OF MILAM FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 South Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601. 352-376-5361.
Published in Gainesville Sun from October 4 to October 7, 2012