James C. Brower
James C. Brower, 85, of Asheboro, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at the Randolph Hospice House.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Brower’s Memorial Wesleyan Church, Asheboro, with Dr. Edward Lindsey officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Pugh Funeral Home, in Asheboro, and other times at the home.
He was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Seagrove, to Curtis William and Annie Hancock Brower. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, was a POW, and received a Purple Heart.
James was the former owner and operator of Harvest Milling Company in Asheboro and retired from Pinewood Country Club, where he was employed for more than 30 years. He was a charter member of Brower’s Memorial Wesleyan Church, where he served on the board and was a Sunday School teacher.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Edith Richardson, Selma Thornburg, Golda Durham, Ola Mae Snow and Lottie Hollingsworth; and his brothers Melvin Brower and Melton “Mitch” Brower.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kate Little Brower; son, James Michael Brower and his wife, Angela, of Asheboro; daughter, Sheila B. Jackson and her husband, Charles, of Carthage; grandchildren, Jill S. Thomas and her husband, Chad, Jennifer B. Gutierrez and her husband, Luis, Katie E. Shaw, Dalton J. Brower and Codi J. Brower; and great-grandchildren, Gavin S. Thomas, Emerson K. Thomas and Gabbie K. Gutierrez.
Memorials may be made to Brower’s Memorial Wesleyan Church, 1734 Mack Road, Asheboro, NC 27205; or Randolph Hospice House, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.