Paul C. Broun

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Senator 46th District, Retired - Athens, GA
Senator Paul C. Broun, 88, of Jennings Mill Road, died Monday, February 14, 2005.
Born in Shellman, Georgia, Senator Broun was the son of LeRoy Augustus and Annie Charlotte Edwards Broun. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude Margaret Beasley Broun and was the widower of the late Elizabeth Leuthold Shearron Broun. Senator Broun was a graduate of Athens High School and the University of Georgia with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. He was first elected to represent the 46th Senatorial District in 1962 and held the office for 38 years, making him one of the longest serving members of the General Assembly. He served as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee for a number of years, Chairman of the Tourism and Economic Development Committee and the Southern Regional Educational Board. Senator Broun was a founding member of the Athens Country Club, the Athens City Club and had served as president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-laws, Michael and Sharon Broun, Dr. Paul and Niki Broun, Conway and Karen Broun, all of Athens; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A Celebration of Remembrance will be held Friday, February 18, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Prince Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Ricketts and Rev. Jon Appleton officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to University of Georgia Foundation for Paul C. and Margaret B. Broun Scholarship Assistance Fund, 394 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30602 or Habitat for Humanity, 532 Barber Street, Athens, GA 30601.
Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens has charge of arrangements. www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 17, 2005
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