William Fred Brown, 92, active, lifelong Amran Temple member

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William Fred Brown, of Southport, died Sunday, Oct. 18, at the age of 92.

Fred was born in Brunswick County and resided for many years in Fayetteville, Cary and then Southport. He was most recently a member of the congregation at the Southport Baptist Church. He was a lifelong member of the Shriners and the Amran Temple where he was active in the Oriental Band and involved with other fundraising activities for their charity involvement. He was a kind, warm-hearted man who never met a stranger and developed lasting friendships wherever he resided.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Essie Brown; sisters, Kathleen Hewitt, Eva Mae Scott, Minaree McDaniel and Ruby Love Stout; and wife, Mildred Kirkman Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Amaretta Prevatte; daughter, Freda Brown McKenzie and family; son, Jerry Brown and family; stepdaughters, Penny Kirkman Sullivan and family and Donna Prevatte Maynor and family; and stepsons, Vick Kirkman and family and Byron Kirkman and family. Fred enjoyed the many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews who were part of his life.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2015, at Southport Baptist Church. Burial service will be performed at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at Lafayette Memorial Cemetery in Fayetteville.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peacock Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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