CHINQUAPIN - Mr. Brown passed away peacefully on Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday from St. Lewis Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Stokes Family Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Malton and Geneva Stokes Brown; his wife, Julia Dean Maddox Brown, brother, Hubbard and sister, Betty. Left to cherish his beautiful memory is his daughter, Cynthia, and his son, Tobias; brother, Malton Brown, Jr. and his wife, Ann.
A native of Dupln County, Hollie raised AWA pigs. He was a member of the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers’ Association, a cooperative of AWA-certified hog producers supplying restaurants and retailers throughout the Southeast. Hollie was the third generation to farm his family’s land, which was a tobacco farm until 2002. He grew 47 acres of corn and soybeans alongside his outdoor hog operation. Hollie was very involved in his industry and his local community. He coached sports and taught drafting and carpentry at Wallace-Rose Hill High School for 30 years, and was especially dedicated to sharing his skills and experience to beginning farmers.
Visitation at Matthews Funeral Chapel. 5:00-7:00 PM on Monday and on Tuesday, one hour prior to the service at St. Lewis Baptist Church.