ANDERSON, SC -- Mahalie King Brown of Anderson, age 93, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
Mrs. Brown was born May 29, 1916, and called Anderson home her entire life. She was the daughter of the late Robert Rutledge King and Ellie Howard Hudson King. She graduated from Anderson Girl’s High School and attended Converse College. She married David Carroll Brown on June 29, 1939, and lived at 224 Moultrie Square over 60 years.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband of 70 years, as well as three children, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. David Carroll Brown, Jr. lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Deborah Brownell Brown. They have two children, Lindsay Copeland Brown and David Hudson Brown. Mahalie Brown Davies and her husband, William Stuart Davies, reside in Columbia, South Carolina and have three children, Sterling Graydon Davies, Robert Rutledge Davies and Mahalie Davies Moore. Thomas Clinkscales Brown and his wife, Lynn Pruitt Brown reside in Greenville, South Carolina and also have three children, Emily Hudson Brown, David Webb Brown and Catherine Ann Brown. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Rutledge King, Jr., of Avon Park, Florida.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Woodward King; and her sister, Betty King Trowbridge.
Mrs. Brown was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a remarkable homemaker and a devoted Christian in all her actions. Mrs. Brown was a volunteer for the AnMed Health Auxiliary for 45 years, and in 2006 was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership for her service at the hospital. She was an active lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, a Life Member of the Anderson Woman’s Club, and a member of the Anderson Junior Assembly (now the Junior League). She also enjoyed participating in many other women’s organizations including Club 24.
A Graveside Service will be held at Old Silver Brook Cemetery at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 3, 2010. The family will greet friends following the service.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to AnMed Health Auxiliary, 800 North Fant Street, Anderson, SC 29621; Hospice of The Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29624; or a charity of your choice.
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson.