James Parker Brown, 79 of Montezuma, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Montezuma United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Andersonville National Cemetery. The Rev. William Grantham will officiate. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Marvin T. Brown and Marilou Parker Brown. He was a retired peach farmer and insurance agent. He attended The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., and served in the Third Army in World War II in the European Campaign as a first lieutenant, where he received the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was the past president of the Montezuma Kiwanis Club, past president of the Macon County Chamber of Commerce, served on the Georgia Peach Council, served as a director of the local Wachovia Bank, and as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Montezuma United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Martha Bowen Brown of Montezuma; son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Marci Brown of Athens; daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Jim Nellis of Atlanta, and Karen and Greg Austin of Americus; sisters, Mary Sewell of Atlanta and Ann Cunningham, of Greenville, S.C.; and seven grandchildren. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Montezuma United Methodist Church or The League of the Good Samaritan at Magnolia Manor in Americus. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma is in charge of arrangements.
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