VeteranVictor Brown

Pastor Victor R. Brown, 80, of Berrien Springs, Mich., formerly of Fairview and Table Grove, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at his home.

He was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Table Grove, a son of Ralph V. and Vada Strode Brown. He married Alma M. Cummings on Aug. 15, 1948. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Cheryl (and Gordon) Doss of Berrien Springs, Vickie (and Randy) Doss of Fort Worth, Texas, and Cyndi (and Doug) Leffler of Rushville; five sisters, Thelma Lane of Moline, Onita Long of Ipava, Beulah (and Pat) Patterson of Monmouth, Melba (and Claude) Stone of Fairview and Esther (and Merrill) Wright of Ipava; one brother, Gerald (and Helen) of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He earned a bachelor's degree in theology from Emmanuel Missionary College in Berrien Springs in 1951 and later earned a master's degree in theology, a bachelor's degree in divinity and a doctorate in ministry, all from Andrews University in Berrien Springs.

He served as a pastor for the Seventh-day Adventist Church for more than 52 years. He was an associate pastor at Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University from 1980 to 1983. He also had taught in the seminary department at Andrews University and had taught at Helderberg College in South Africa, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines and Lakeview Seminary in Malawi, Africa.

He worked for the Michigan, Illinois and North Carolina Conferences of the Seventh-day Adventists and later was an associate ministerial secretary for the Michigan Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists.

Services were held Saturday at Pioneer Memorial Church. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Berrien Springs. Legacy Family Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/23/2003

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