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Dr. Joseph Carlton Brown

Services for Dr. Joseph Carlton Brown, of Irving, Texas,formerly of McComb, are 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Open DoorBaptist Church in McComb with burial in Hollywood Cemetery inMcComb.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home,and will continue on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of theservice at the church.

Dr. Brown, 103, died Feb. 15, 2007, at Ashford Hall Nursing Homein Irving.

He was born Jan. 10, 1904, in Walters community, Cullman County,Ala. He was the son of the Rev. Joseph Robert Lee Brown and SusanElizabeth Fallon Brown.

Dr. Brown was a retired Baptist minister; former pastor ofMagnolia Bible Baptist Church in Magnolia, Maranatha Baptist Churchin Summit, Victory Baptist Church in McComb, Grace Baptist Church,Sunny Meads Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Okla., and GainesvilleMill Baptist Church in Gainesville, Ga.

Following three years of tent evangelism beginning in 1939, Dr.Brown pastored six churches and was instrumental starting severalother churches. In 1943, he began writing tracts and supplyingchaplains and then missionaries with teaching and evangelisticmaterials. This endeavor continued through the age of 98. Weeklyradio sermons were broadcast for many years – first in Georgia andlastly in McComb. He earned his master’s degree and Doctor ofTheology degree from Bible Baptist Seminary. As a trustee of thenewly founded Baptist Bible Fellowship, he was in charge of themissions program for several years. He helped train young preacherswho served as interns under his direction. He wrote several books.In 1985, at age 81, he traveled to the Philippine Islands to visitand preach in churches started and/or pastored by missionaries hehad assisted over the years. During his 25-day stay, he preachedand shared the Word of God 26 times.

He was a member of Sheppard Drive Baptist Church in Euless,Texas.

Dr. Brown is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife,Beulah Barker Brown and his second wife, Louise Stowe Tolan Brown;his brothers, the Rev. J. Herschel Brown and the Rev. W. EdwardBrown; his sisters, Ethel Harris, Mae McAlpin, Flora Wadsworth,Ella Dodd and Ruth Pruett; his sons, L. Carlton Brown and his firstwife, Juanita, and I.W. Brown; and his grandsons, Jerry Dale Brownand David Duane Brown.

He is survived by his immediate family, Frances Shields, ofIrving, Vivian Brown, of San Antonio, Texas, Bonnie Brown, ofBrookhaven, Jane Johnson, of Clearmont, Fla., Kenneth Tolan, ofTucker, Ga., Richard Tolan, of Flowery Branch, Ga., two brothers,the Rev. Samuel M. Brown, of Louisville, Ky., and Dr. Bob Brown, ofGreenville, S.C.; his 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren andfive great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Filipino Missionary Fund, c/o Dr. JackBaskin, 5180 Marsden Trace, Powder Springs, GA 30127.