June Gottlieb Brown, accomplished artist and instructor

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June Gottlieb Brown.
June Gottlieb Brown.

June Gottlieb Brown of Southport passed gently on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.

June was born June 21, 1930 in Dunn, the daughter of the late Flora Lee Hannon and Homer Snead. She is preceded in death by her brother, Richard “Dickie” Hannon; and sons-in-law, Tony Alexander and Johnny Lorray.

June was a very talented and accomplished artist, having her art displayed and featured at numerous locations throughout the U.S. and winning numerous awards. She was an instructor of art at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington and also at Brunswick Community College’s Southport Campus.

June was very active in the Southport community. She was a volunteer with the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament for 30 years. She was a founding member of the Southport 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival, Franklin Square Gallery and The Robert Ruark Festival. She was a member of numerous professional artist organizations.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Jim Brown; her children, Teri Gottlieb Deal of Charlotte, Sandi Gottlieb Lorray of Kings Mountain, Jeff Gottlieb of Charlotte, Robin Gottlieb Crosier and husband Roy of Jamestown, Toni Alexander Hudgins and husband ED of Dayton, Tennessee, Mike Brown and wife Georgianne of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Becky Brown Daniels and husband Jimmy of Albemarle, Happi Gottlieb Moore and husband Bruce of Winnabow; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and her special companion, “Doodle”.

A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 7 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport, with the Rev. Garrett Albertson officiating. Burial followed in the Northwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peacock-Newnam and White.

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