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Charles Herbert Brown Jr.

Charles Herbert Brown Jr., 72, of West Point died Tuesday, August 25, 2009. 

A native of Gloucester, Mr. Brown graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Dayton, Va., and received his masters degree in education from Virginia Commonwealth University. He retired in 1993 from West Point High School as associate principal, having previously served as band and choral director, teacher and assistant principal. He was organist at many churches throughout the area, most recently at Christ Church, Middlesex. 

Mr. Brown was one of the founders of Arts Alive Inc. in West Point, serving as its first president, and was a member of the West Point School Board for eight years. He was active in many civic activities throughout the community.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Hill Brown; a son, David Copeland Brown and his wife Melanie; two daughters, Elizabeth Coverleigh Brown, and Cary Brown Tomlinson and her husband Brock; a sister, Carolyn B. Sterling and her husband Lester; and six grandchildren, Jennifer, Madison, Copeland, Olivia, Charles Herbert III, and Kyleigh.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 29, at Christ Church Parish (Episcopal) at Christchurch in Middlesex County. Burial will be private. Vincent Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 417 11th Street, West Point, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Arts Alive, Inc., P.O. Box 152, West Point, VA 23181, or VCU Massey Cancer Center, 1300 East Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298.
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posted 08.27.2009

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