Frank Harmon Brown

June 23, 1918September 20, 2013
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Frank H. Brown passed from this life to the life triumphant on September 20, 2013

A celebration and remembrance of Frank’s life will be held on Monday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Chuck Marbry; burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 4 until 6 pm at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty.

Frank was the eighth child born to J.F. and Margaret Fields Brown on June 23, 1918. He was a lifelong resident of Julian except for his service in the 51st Air Service Squadron of the US Army Air Corps from 1941 through 1945, being honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. The service took him to England, North Africa, Sardinia, and France. He was proud of his service to our country and participated in the reunions of the 51st over the years.

Upon his discharge he opened a store in downtown Julian with his brother, Mack. Later he began a 30 year career at Banner and Truelove Company. He cared greatly about his community and was a charter member of the Julian Lions Club, serving as its first president. He was a lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and was instrumental in establishing the Shiloh Memorial Association. A hard worker, his greatest joy was taking on any type of project for family and friends.

Along with his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Pauline Kivett Brown; sisters, Elizabeth, Mada, Eva Garrett (Zeb), Helen Harris (Wade); brothers, Buck (Bessie), Jim (Madge), Murphy (Mable), Laster (Pat), and Mack.

He is survived by his daughter, Phyllis Rettig (Dave) of Blacksburg, VA and his son, Neil Brown (Patricia) of Charlotte; as well as his grandchildren, Eva Rettig, Dustin Rettig, Amanda Schroder (Thomas), Tate Brown (Catherine Hunter) and sister-in-law, Maxine Brown.

At the family’s request, memorial contributions may be directed to The Julian Lion’s Club, PO Box 21, Julian, NC 27283, Shiloh United Methodist Church Building Fund, 7394 Shiloh Road, Liberty, NC 27298, Emeritus Employee Fund, 5326 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209.

The family would also like to thank the staff of Emeritus at South Park in Charlotte for the compassionate care that Frank received during his last days.

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Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Brown family.


  • Funeral Service Monday, September 23, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, September 22, 2013

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November 5, 2013

Neil & Patricia, So sorry to your Father's passing on to Glory. He is with our Lord Jesus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I see your Dad with a big cigar. Take care. Rick & Jeanne Hill

Donna Allen

October 17, 2013

Neil and Phyllis, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet dad. Please know that I send you thoughts of peace and comfort.

Kim Girdwood

September 23, 2013

So sorry to hear about Uncle Frank's passing. I have wonderful memories of him and he will be greatly missed!!

Horace Conner Jr

September 22, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Brown was definitely a good, loving, and God fearing man. The community of Julian and surrounding areas were made better for his time spent with them. All of us (the Greers and Conners of Lexington) were made better knowing Mr. Brown and always looked forward to his visitations. We wish each of you much love and please be comforted in knowing that the grace our Lord is with him for eternity.

Horace ("Junior") & Kathy Conner

Karen Reitzel

September 22, 2013

Uncle Frank was a special man and a great uncle to me. To Neil and Phyllis you have our deepest sympathy.

Wayne rettig

September 22, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold each other tight and comfort the kids in this time.

Sue, Wayne, Shelli & Shannin

Nancy and Ray Reneau

September 22, 2013

I never had the opportunity to meet your precious and loving father, but oh he sounded so much like mine. We will and do miss our loving and good and Godly fathers and Mothers, but we know that they are in heaven and probably hugging each other now and saying " Sweetheart, I've been waiting on you". May God hold each and everyone of you close to his loving arms. Love in Christ., Nancy and Ray Reneau, Blacksburg, Va. 24060

The Luptons

September 21, 2013

To Frank's family,
We have such fond memories of Frank. A giving soul, and a man of God. He treated us so well when Carroll was at Shiloh and brought vegetables galore as he had them. May he rest in peace.

Sharon Brown

September 21, 2013

Frank was always a very nice man to myself and Charlie and a staple at the Brown family reunions. He will be missed!!!! Thoughts and prayers to the family....Charlie and Sharon Brown