James N. Brown
James Nealie Brown, 88, of Eagle Springs, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Rock Hill Friends Church. Burial, with full military honors, followed in Pine Rest Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Kennedy Funeral Home, in Robbins, and at other times at the residence.
A native of Moore County, he was a son of the late James Wesley Brown and Katie Garner Brown. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a P.O.W. While in the service he was stationed in northern France and was a squad leader. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. After serving his country he married the late Onezima Bynum Brown. He was a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of the Robbins VFW, enjoyed gardening, fishing and was a NASCAR fan.
He was preceded in death by his sisters Annie B. Spinks and Ellen B. Cockman; and brothers, Elsie Brown and Dan Brown.
He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Jefferies and husband, Bobby; son, James “Bruce” Brown and wife, Debbie; sisters Pauline B. LeGrand, Kathleen B. LeGrand and husband, Horace, all of Eagle Springs; grandchildren, Lisa J. Flinchum and husband, Jeremy, Anthony Brown and wife, Amy, and Amy K. Brown; and great-grandson, Landon Brown.
Memorials may be made to Rock Hill Friends Church, 148 Rock Hill Church Road, Eagle Springs, NC 27242, or to Liberty Hospice, 300 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387. Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com.
Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the family.