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Service for Bro. Arthur Brown, connectional president of the Lay Organization will be held Thursday, July 3, at Mt. Vernon Avenue AME Church, 1127 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Oh 43203 614-258-4323. Family will receive friends and visitors from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. with the service at 7:00 p.m.

Because Friday is a holiday, I'm guessing interment will be Saturday. Thursday is one of the biggest nights of the year in Columbus with our annual "Red White and Boom" (renamed for this year as "Red, White and Bicentennial Boom" in honor of Ohio's 200th anniversary)celebration downtown with a big parade and one of the largest fireworks displays in the Mid-west taking place at 10:00. It draws over 500,000 people to the downtown area for the celebration. The city's celebration takes place on July 3 so that it does not conflict with numerous community celebrations on July 4.

More details as I learn of them.

-- Anonymous, July 01, 2003


Obit for Bro. Arthur Brown from the Columbus Dispatch, - Obituaries, 2 July 03 ===================================================== BROWN Arthur Dean Brown, son of Charles W. Brown (deceased) and Farris L. Brown, was born December 28, 1932 in Columbus, OH. He was a life long member of Mt. Vernon Avenue A.M.E. Church. Arthur was educated in the Columbus Public Schools by attending East High School and furthered his education at the Ohio State University. Mr. Brown was a Certified Protection Professional at Battelle Memorial Institute in which he served as Manager of Security Operations for more than 40 from which he retired. He also retired from Buckeye Steel Casting after 30 years of service. In the community, Arthur served as a member of the General Board of the Ohio Council of Churches. He was Chairman of the Board of Central Ohio Community Mental Health and a Trustee of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. The Mayor of Columbus appointed him to serve on the Vehicle for Hire Board, which licenses motorized traffic for the City of Columbus. He was also inducted in the Hall of Champions at Champion Junior High School 2002. In his Church, Arthur served as the Vice-Chair of the Trustee Board and Treasurer of the Church. He also served on the Stewardship and Finance Commission and he sang in the Senior Choir. On the connectional level, Arthur served as President of the Third Episcopal District Lay Organization. He was Chairman of the Connectional Lay Organization Legislative Committee and honored to have been elected President of the Connectional in July 2001. He has been a delegate to the last four General Conferences. He was a member of the general Board of the A.M.E. Church and also has been a delegate to the World Methodist Conference for two terms. Arthur D. Brown leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of more than 50 years, Nancy Guilford Brown; daughters, Theresa (Matthew) Ludaway, Jennifer (Kenneth) Smith and Lisa Brown; mother, Mrs. Farris Brown; sister, Daisy (Kenneth) Lewis; brother, Jay Robinson (Glodene); brother-in-law, Lucius Guilford; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003 at the Mt. Vernon Ave. A.M.E. Church, 1127 Mt. Vernon Ave. Rev. William S. Wheatley, Officiant. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Friends may call after 2 p.m. at the church. Entombment 10 a.m. Saturday at Union Cemetery. Arrangements by C.D. WHITE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 1217 Mt. Vernon Ave.

-- Anonymous, July 02, 2003

Dear L. W. Clark:

Please convey to the family that the 5th District Lay Organization Annual Convention was in session and I was unable to attend Brother Arthur Brown's funeral. We made a contribution to the donation made on behalf of the Connectional Lay Organization. I will send a telegram to the family and we are also preparing a resolution.

We are praying for comfort for the family.

Thomas M. Sutton, Sr. Lay President, 5th Episcopal District

-- Anonymous, July 04, 2003

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