Obituaries for Sept. 6

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


SILER CITY — Floyd Arnold Brown Sr. (Brownie), 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Siler City Center.

Formerly of Sanford, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara C. Brown; daughter, Shawn Poe and husband Darrell of Bear Creek; sons, Floyd Arnold Brown Jr. of Chandler, AZ and Todd Brown of Sanford; sisters, Iris Strother and Joyce Wilson of Carthage; brothers, Herman Brown of Carthage and Ralph Brown of Thomasville; grandchildren, Jennifer Holder of Bear Creek, Christin Poe of Asheboro, Brittany Poe of Raleigh, Delaney Brown of Chandler, AZ and Brent Brown of Carthage; great-grandchildren, Shelby and Preston Holder of Bear Creek.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Lisk of Carthage.

A native of Moore County, Mr. Brown was a veteran of World War II. He was an airline pilot flying for Resort Airlines, Corporate Pilot for Roberts Company and Chief Pilot for the State of North Carolina. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, musician and golfer. He was known for his marksmanship, winning several skeet and sporting clay events. He was a well-respected judge of the National Fiddlers Competition in Nashville, TN.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, Bear Creek. Visitation will immediately follow the service in the church activity building and other times at the home of Darrell and Shawn Poe, 467 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek.

Memorials may be made to Sandy Branch Baptist Church “Fuel Up” Program, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek.

Online condolences may be made at

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BEAR CREEK — Garrette Earle Phillips, of 6414 Highway 42, died Wednesday (9/4/13) at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fair Promise United Methodist Church in Glendon with the Rev. Tony Baurichter officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

He was born July 24, 1940, to the late W. Barringer and Velma Jones Phillips. He graduated from Bonlee High School and began a career in radio announcing. He was an announcer at various stations in North Carolina and South Carolina, including WNCA in Siler City. He was as an installer for AC Corporation, where he worked with his brother for many years. He also delivered papers for the Courier Tribune for many years. He was a member of Fair Promise UMC.

He is survived by one son, Gary Phillips and his wife, Christine, of the home, as well as a brother, Gerald Phillips, and his wife, Marian, of Siler City.

Visitation will be held today from 6 until 8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel and other times at the home. The family will also visit with friends following the funeral service.

Memorials may be made to Fair Promise UMC, 567 River Road, Robbins, N.C. 27325. You may offer online condolences at

Arrangements by Joyce-Brady Chapel.