Thaxton Mallory Brown

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Thaxton Mallory Brown, Sr., 82, loving father, grandfather and brother, died Dec. 27, 2004.

Born October 1, 1922, in Suffolk, he was the son of the late Walter P. and Zuleika E. Jones Brown, Sr. and the widower of Anna Roberts Brown, to whom he was married for 56 years.

Mr. Brown was retired from the U.S. Postal Service as Postmaster.

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He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, where he served as a lay leader, Sunday school teacher and a long time and faithful member of the adult choir. He was a member of the Prime Time Singers of Magnolia United Methodist Church, a former Scout Master of Troop 11, a past president of the Elephant’s Fork Ruritan Club and a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and Obici Hospital. He was an Army veteran of WWII.

He is survived by his daughter and her husband, Ann Hunter B. and Arthur Walker of Chesapeake; sons, Thaxton M. &uot;Tim&uot; Brown, Jr. and special friend, Jan Ray of Webbers Falls, Okla., James W. &uot;Jamie&uot; Brown and wife, Sharon of Franklin, Gregory C. &uot;Greg&uot; Brown and wife, Patty of Suffolk; grandchildren, Rachel, Ryan, Alaina, Emily, Karla, Mallory and Katie; great-grandchildren, Frankie, Libby and Faith; sister, Harriet B. Naylor of Casper, WY; brother-in-law, James Erol Roberts, Jr. and wife, Betty of Franklin. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday in Main Street United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert J. Parks, Jr., with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Main Street United Methodist Building Fund or to a charity of choice. Condolences may be left at