Marion Oliver "Mo" Brown
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UNION, SC-- Mo Brown, 73, passed away Thursday evening, August 29, 2013, at his residence. He was born on August 30, 1939, in Union County, SC. He most recently resided in Garden City Beach, SC. He was the son of Lois M. Brown of Union, and the late Lewis T. Brown, Sr.
Mo graduated from Union High School where he lettered in several sports and was recently inducted into the Union County Athletic Hall of Fame.
He served in the Army National Guard in the late 50's. He was a retired textile executive and most recently operated an antique store, Old Country Antiques. He was a former member of the Gaffney and Union Rotary clubs where he had served as President and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Buford Street United Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother, Mo is survived by three children, Brad (Kim) of Dewy Rose, GA, Motte (Beth) of Debary, FL, and Jason "Petey" Brown of Boiling Springs, SC; and one daughter Marian "Pooh" Peeler (Will) of Roebuck, SC. He was a loving "Papa" to ten grandchildren: Raleigh, Eric, Sophie, Grace, Henry, Luke, Oliver, and Olivia Brown and Jase and Jackson Peeler. He is also survived by a brother, Wayne (Debbie) Brown; and two sisters, JoAnn Davis (George) and Judy Wood. He was predeceased by his father; and two brothers, Lewis T. Brown, Jr. and Ronnie Brown.
Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, September 1, 2013, at Rosemont Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Richard Lancaster.
Active pallbearers will be Mitchell Jenkins, Chuck Malone, Eric Brown, Wayne Brown, Jr., Timothy Childers, Bill Peeler, Hubert Sanders, Matt Childers. The following are asked to be honorary pallbearers, Reese and Barry O'Dell.
Visitation will be from 1:30 until 2:45 PM Sunday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, 310 W. South St., Union.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Spartanburg, SC 29303.
The family will be at the home of his daughter at 208 Raspberry Ct., Roebuck, SC.
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310 S. South St.
Union, SC 29379
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, 2013