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Funeral Service

Rogers Pickard Funeral Home
Thursday December 13th, 2018

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Lemon Springs Baptist Church
Thursday December 13th, 2018

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Lemon Springs Baptist Cemetery
Thursday December 13th, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Frances Upchurch Brown

Frances Marie Upchurch Brown, 91 of Sanford passed away Sunday December 9, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Thursday at Lemon Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.


Mrs. Brown was born in Harnett Co, daughter of the late Simeon Addison Upchurch and Iola Miriam Dew Upchurch. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Walter Lee Brown, son Harold Ray Brown, infant daughter Brenda Kay Brown, sisters Elvira Wilburn and Callie Cates, also preceded by sisters-in-law Mamie Wilson and Ruby Cranford and brother-in-law Cecil Brown.


For many years she worked in retail and served as a nanny and housekeeper. She was a longtime active member of Lemon Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed sending cards to her church family and friends. She loved working with flowers, reading, and crocheting. Enjoyed her last year with residents at Brookdale Assisted Living in Pinehurst.


Mrs. Brown is survived by daughters, Marie McLendon (John) and Marguerite Macerolle (Marc); sisters, Rachel Bennett and Betty Bennett (Nelson); grandchildren, Jeffery McLendon, Jamie McAlpin (Nick), and Jennifer Eudy; great-grandchildren, Stella McAlpin and Sadie Tally; many nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service.


Memorial contributions can be made to Lemon Springs Baptist Church, 576 Sanders Rd. Sanford NC, 27332.

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A candle was lit in memory of Frances Brown

Jan Black Smith Dec 13 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Brown

Jimmy Holland Dec 12 2018 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was ordered on December 12, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Dec 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Brown

Alyse Spearman Dec 12 2018 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Frances passing. She was so loved at our church and touched so many people with her life.

Gwenn and Greg Rackley Dec 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Brown

Terry Spivey Dec 11 2018 12:00 AM

Marie and family,
We are so sorry in the loss of your mother, she was a kind and sweet lady and always wanted to help others. May God Bless you and your family and heal your hearts in this loss. Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Ina Mae and Terry Spivey

Terry Spivey Dec 11 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Brown

Tammy OQuinn Dec 10 2018 12:00 AM