The Obit For Mace Brown



Mr. Mace S. Brown, 92, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at his home.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Grace United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial will follow in Westminster Gardens.

A native of North English, Iowa, Mace was the youngest of five children to the late Gary and Justine Brown. He attended the University of Iowa. In 1930, Mr. Brown was signed to the St. Louis Cardinals as a relief pitcher. He was an active Major League Baseball relief pitcher for 12 years for the Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox. Mace was the first full time relief pitcher in the major leagues to make the All-Star Team. He retired in 1989 from the Boston Red Sox after 46 years as a player, scout and coach. Mr. Brown was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy serving during World War II, in the Pacific Theatre.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Sue Vaughn Talley Brown.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Al and Midge Brown of Belhaven; daughter, Carolyn McKinney of the home, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and special canine companion, Frenzi.

The family would like to acknowledge the love and support he received from his sister-in-law, Nelsie T. Lowdermilk of Greensboro and special thanks to Dr. Michael B. Wert, the nurses and staff of the sub-acute unit (4500) of Moses Cone Hospital and the team of Advance Home Health Care, Debbie Wells, Marti Carter and Clara Mapp.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 438 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27401.