Julia Brown, 78, volunteered with Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry

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BOILING SPRING LAKES — Julia Brown, 78, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at her home.

Mrs. Brown was born July 17, 1938, daughter of the late William and Marion McCabe Lathrop. She enjoyed volunteering at the Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who will be greatly missed. Preceding her in death was her brother, William Bill Lathrop.

Survivors include her husband, Loyd Brown of Boiling Spring Lakes; daughter, Karen Mullins of Southport; sisters, Carol Gallagher of Boiling Spring Lakes and Jane Lathrop of Southport; and three grandchildren, Thomas McGilvray, Jacy Barbee and Taylor Barbee.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 5, at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Northwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at peacocknewnamwhite.com.