Obituary of Charlie Columbus Brown, 1978:
C. C. Brown, ex-miner, deputy, dies. Charlie Columbus Brown, 80, of Briceville Rd., Briceville, died at 2:15 a.m. Monday at Lake City Hospital of a heart attack.
A retired coal miner, he was employed by Cambria Coal Co. of Briceville. He later served as an Anderson County deputy under Sheriffs Glad Woodward and Kenneth E. Caldwell.
Brown was an Army veteran of World War I. He was a member of Tennessee Hollow Baptist Church and Crystal Lodge 616 F. and A.M.
He was a native of Briceville and son of the late Joe Mack and Nancy Harness Brown. His wife, Eva Smiddy Brown, died in June 1976.
Survivors include two sons, Ray Brown of Lake City and Buford Brown of Augusta, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Helen) McMahan, Mrs. Spencer (Violet) Williams and Mrs. Harvey (Irene) Jones of Briceville; two brothers, Frank Brown of Augusta and Grant Brown of Rockford; a sister, Mrs. Charlie (Edith) Roysden of Oliver Springs; 25 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at Laurel Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Daugherty, the Rev. Edwin Phillips and the Rev. Albert Seiber officiating.
Interment with a Masonic memorial service is to be held at Circle Cemetery at Briceville.
Clinton Courier-News, April 6, 1978.
[Transcribed by Stephanie A. Hill from photocopy of microfilmed original in the genealogy vertical files of the Lake City Library.]