Harold Alvin BrownJuly 23, 1933 ~ August 31, 2017 (age 84)
Harold Alvin Brown, 84, died August 31, 2017 at Sunny Hills Assisted Living Facility, Sebring, FL. Harold was born July 23, 1933 to Alvin Vance and Brownie Mae (Byrd) Brown in High Point, NC. He is survived by one uncle, Arnold Brown of High Point, NC and several cousins. He attended Allen Jay School, graduated from High Point Central 1950, High Point University 1954 and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1967. Between his education degrees he served in the US Army Signal Corps in Military Assistance Advisory Group in Taiwan. Harold taught Biology at South Boston High in Virginia, sang with a Barbershop Group, the Octones, Halifax Chorale, and was a member of Dan River Community Concert Association, Danville, VA. In 1975 he moved to Avon Park, FL Holiness Camp Grounds and sang in Men’s chorus, was a member of the Men with Vision at Oaks Village, Editor of camp newsletter and wrote a historical booklet about the camp. As a member of First United Methodist Church, Avon Park, FL, Harold served as Board member, Lay Leader, Sunday school teacher, president of United Methodist Men, choir singer, and was certified lay speaker for the Florida Annual Conference for United Methodist. He sang with Lake Wales Chorale and a Barbershop group, The Highlands Harmonaires, served on Community Concert Association Board and Artist Series Board at South Florida State College where he taught. He was past President of Highlands County Genealogical Society, member of the Avon Park Historical Society and Highlands County Historic Preservation Commission. Writing newsletters about Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Major General William McCain Camp was special to Harold. Sharing old radio programs he recorded and mailed to tapesponding partners and handicapped people was one of his favorite hobbies. As a member of Gideons International, he spoke in local churches and was past President, Chaplain and Memorial Bible Chairman. To Sunny Hills Employees and Compassionate Care Hospice, thank you for loving and caring for Harold as one of your family members for 12 years. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to Gideons International.