VeteranVorice Brown

Vorice J. Brown, 85, of Macomb, formerly of Vermont, died at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 20, 2007, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born Dec. 27, 1921, in Vermont, a son of Clayton Lamb and Mary Ellen Lawyer Brown.

Surviving are two sons, Jack Brown of Vermont and Stanley (and Lynn) Brown of Clarksdale, Mo.; one daughter, Georgia (and Scott) Jones of Industry; two brothers, Vernal (and Mildred) Brown of Vermont and Robert Brown of Summerland, Fla.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1948, where he served as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class.

He was a lifelong farmer and managed Bader Grain Elevator in Adair for 15 years, until his retirement in 1983.

He was a member of Carrol Rankin American Legion Post #26 of Vermont for over 60 years. He was active in Vermont Christian Church and New Salem Christian Church in Adair. He also was a 4-H leader.

Services were held Saturday at New Salem Christian Church with Jim Comstock officiating. Burial was in Vermont Cemetery with military rites provided by his legion post. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to New Salem Christian Church of Adair.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/28/2007