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Cornell Brown
Apr 12, 1939 to Sep 06, 2018


Cornell Brown, 79, entered into eternal rest on Thursday morning, September 6, 2018 at his brother’s home. “Hayward”, as he was known to family and friends, was born on April 12, 1939, in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Willie Brown, Sr. and Rovina Davis Brown. He was educated through the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age he married Sally Goodman. He later moved to Trenton, NJ, where he resided for many years. After his father took ill he moved back to Sumter to care for him and retired as a painter and roofing. Cornell is survived by his brother, Willie Brown, Jr. of Sumter; his favorite nieces and nephews, Deloris Brown, Linda Brown of Columbia, Barbara Brown of Atlanta, GA, Tonya (Duane) Finnie of Virginia Beach, VA, Tonya Cheryl (Grover) Duren, Vevan (Bob) Deas of Sumter, Faytha Conyers of Rochester, NY, Julius (Hazel) Brown, Joseph Brown, Norman Brown of Sumter; a host of great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 3410 Hill Road, Sumter. Homegoing services will be held Saturday, September 15 , 2018, 11 a. m. from the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Frank Williams, Jr., officiating, eulogist. The funeral procession will leave the home at 10:30 a. m.
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