Maxcy Brown, Sr.


On August 21, 1997, Maxcy Paul Brown was listed as a living son in the obituary of Lillian Watts Brown Bradley.


On May 23, 2005, Maxie Brown was mentioned as a living brother in the obituary of Elise Brown McLeod.


JENKINSVILLE – Funeral services for Maxcy Paul Brown, Sr., age 79, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, Elgin, SC, conducted by Mr. Don Waterhouse. The casket will be placed in the church sanctuary at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends Monday evening, July 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Pope Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

Mr. Brown died at his home on Saturday, July 29, 2006. Born in Blaney, SC, February 19, 1927, he was the son of the late Leslie Paul Brown and Lillian Watts Brown. He was a member of the United Church of God, AIA.

Maxcy graciously served his country with honor and bravery in WWII and the Korean War. Many of his memories were fond ones of the years he spent in the Military Police. Although he endured many difficult days during his assignments in Korea, he also remembered the good times and often shared these experiences with his family. During his 26 years in the U.S. Army, he received many prestigious awards, including the Purple Heart for valor (wounded in action), the Bronze Star for heroism, and the National Defense Medal for honorable active service. He was also recognized with the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, UN Korea Medal, Korean War Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, and the WWII Victory Medal. On the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War, Mr. Brown received a letter of appreciation delivered by Major General Seung Woo of the Republic of Korea Army.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Mitsuko Inoue Brown, of the home; two sons, Maxcy Paul Brown, Jr. and his wife, Carter, of North Augusta, SC, and Steven Leslie Brown of Ohio; one daughter, Shirley Ann Gregg and her husband, Thomas, of Chapin; two sisters, Ophelia B. Long of Camden, and Madge Hammond of Lexington; five grandchildren, Robbie and Merritt Gregg, and Steven, David and Aaron Brown; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by five brothers and one sister.

The family suggests that memorials be made to United Church of God, AIA, PO Box 541027, Cincinnati, OH 45254.

Pope Funeral Home of Winnsboro is serving the Brown family.

July 31, 2006  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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Located in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Patricia Johnson
Located in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Patricia Johnson

2 thoughts on “Maxcy Brown, Sr.

  1. I knew Mr. Maxcy only for a few years before he died. He was and extraordinary man. Gentle but unwaveringly powerful. He got my highest respect upon first meeting. I moved far away before he passed and I am now grateful to find pictures of his head stone and marker. One day I hope to visit him again in person there and pay my respects for the great sacrifices he made repeatedly in the defense of our nation and human defense of those who could not help themselves. His face, that mischievous twinkle in his eyes and the suspenders he always wore are burned into my memory. I do miss sitting with him and hearing war stories and the deep things of life he thought about ever after.
    mike danapas

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