James Paul “Bubba” Brown
Avera, GA – James Paul “Bubba” Brown, 79, loving husband of the late Dianne Saunders Brown, entered into rest Friday, April 11, 2014 doing what he loved—working on the farm. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Monday, April 14, 2014 at Waldens United Methodist Church with the Reverends Tommy Anderson and Dewey Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Bubba was born and raised outside of Avera, a graduate of Wrens High School, a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, a member of Waldens United Methodist Church, and the mail carrier for the Avera area for 20 years. Being born on the farm, he had a passion for farming and was a farmer all his life—he was “born and bred” a farmer. Bubba did enjoy quail hunting in his younger years but his true love was working the land. He was very generous and could be depended upon to help anyone in need to the best of his abilities. This hard-working, gentle, soft-spoken man was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother who loved his family beyond words and who was most content in their presence. He expressed his love, not so much with words, but his actions—his steadfastness, acceptance, patience, guidance, hard-work and support. His boys only knew him to be the sweetest, kindest man they’ve ever known and their mentor for life’s journey. Death leaves us a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves us memories no one can steal.
Bubba is also preceded in death by his brother, Charles Brown, and sister, Bobbie Blackburn. Survivors include his two sons, Mark Patrick Brown and Michael Paul Brown (Ashley); three siblings, Ann Brown Stankowitz, Betty Brown McGahee (Roy), and Edward Eugene Brown (Shirley); six grandchildren, Ashleigh Nicole Brown, Autumn Noel Brown, Mason Beau Brown, Sophie Bess Brown, Ella Bleu Brown and Maxie Blair Brown; two brothers-in-law, F. O. Saunders (Marty) and Wayne Saunders (Maxine); four sisters-in-law, Brenda Josey (Jerry), Nancy Austin (Tommy), Kathy Josey (Wayne) and Gwenn Pope (Roy); several nieces, nephews; and many friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Andy Austin, David Josey, Philip Josey, Mike McGahee, Michael Pittman, Brad Poole, Lance Poole, Austin Richards, William Richards, and Hubie Saunders.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00PM Sunday evening, April 13, 2014 at his residence—13217 Clarks Mill Road, Avera GA.
The family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to Waldens UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Patricia Kitchens, 1304 Hadden Pond Road, Avera GA 30803.
Legacy of Love
A husband, a father, a grandpa too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a husband, not just as a father.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.
John 14: 1-4 (NIV)
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many mansions; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”