James Henry Brown - SAVANNAH - James Henry Brown, 75, passed away Thursday evening at his home in Savannah after several years of declining health. He was a life-long employee of Union Camp Corporation (now International Paper). He worked there after his graduation from Commercial High School in 1953 until he retired in 1997, with the exception of the four years he spent serving his country in the United States Air Force, including a year of service in Izmir, Turkey. He loved to travel and spent a few years driving tour buses for C&H Bus Lines on the weekends. He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid sports enthusiast (a huge fan of the Atlanta Braves). He was a deacon, a music director for a while at a small church and he loved gospel music, and has also worked cameras and sound systems. He was also very handy at construction and enjoyed helping out in any way possible. He is preceded in death by his father, James Walter Brown. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gwendolyn Dee Sapp Brown; by his mother, Jessie Brewton Brown of Savannah; and by two brothers, Johnny Floyd Brown of Lyons, Georgia, and Alvin Walter Brown of Savannah. He will be missed by his four children: James Lamont Brown of Savannah; Kenneth Walter Brown and his wife, Nancy, of Knoxville, Tennessee; Tammy Brown Canady and her husband, Troy, of Metter, Georgia; and Steven Douglas Anderson-Brown and his wife, Linda, of Almena, Kansas. He will also be missed by 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church in Savannah on Tuesday, December 28th at 11:00 AM. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association in lieu of flowers. Fairhaven Funeral Home Hubert C. Baker Chapel 912-927-1999 Fairhavenfuneralhome.net Savannah Morning News December 27, 2010 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries .
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in Savannah Morning News on Dec. 27, 2010