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“I am the granddaughter of Edwin Brown, Hugh's uncle. Mary Ida said I was first cousin once removed.I worked with Hugh on the Board of Directors of...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Marcia Wild - Dublin, OH - Family

“I just learned yesterday from Delphine Williams that Hugh Brown had passed away and wish to express my deepest condolences to the entire family. He...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Bette Minihan - Metairie, LA

“A quiet, humble, kind, easy going person is how I remember Mr. Hugh. May God give the Brown family comfort and peace during this difficult time. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Gwen (Worley) Cope

“Holding you close in my heart today as you lay your Dad to rest. Mr. Hugh always had a hug and a kind word for me. I loved visiting the Brown home. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Toni Norris - Anchorage, AK

“My deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time. May he rest in God's eternal peace and may our Lord Jesus Christ console your hearts...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Mike Millican - Vollage Mills, TX

“Daddy, you will be missed by all who knew you. It has been a pleasure to hear all the stories and memories shared by so many friends. All who came...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Jenny Brown LaCour - New iberia, LA

“Daddy, you will be missed by all who knew you. It has been a pleasure to hear all the stories and memories shared by so many friends. All who came...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Jenny Brown LaCour - New iberia

“I grew up at the End of the World Grocery Story, Bar , Dance-hall and Restaurant...Mr. Hugh Brown was the Land Manager at Williams Inc. which...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Cliff LeGrange - Bayou Pigeon, LA

“So sorry to hear of his passing. Loved Hugh! He was the one that got me into scouting ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Mike Mouton - Lafayette, LA

“Rest in peace. It was truly a pleasure taking care of you. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Virginia Lee - Franklin, LA

“In the summer of 1955 I worked in the swamps as a helper along side of Hugh.I remember him as a young robust man who loved nature and was patient...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Lyman Wilson - Patterson, LA

“I loved listening to his stories! I'm sure Mr. Brown and my grandfather are in heaven talking about Patterson and Williams, Inc.Your family is in my...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Lynn Streva - New Orleans, LA

“My deepest condolences to the family. He was an exceptional man. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Charles Sawyer - Patterson, LA

“Eva, Jenny, Brownie and Thomad,I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Hugh. One of the kindest, generous men I had the pleasure of knowing. Now him and Miss...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Tina Masek - Bogalusa, LA

“Mr. Hugh led by example...his was a life well lived. May all his family be comforted by wonderful memories. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Cathleen Kornegay Walter - LA

“Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Byron Jeanice - New orleans, LA

“Was very sad to hear of Mr. Hugh passing away. He was always nice and kind and a very dignified gentleman. To all of his family I am sorry for your...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Lana Roberts samuels - TX

“Mr. Hugh, my Webelo leader, was a well-respected citizen in the City of Patterson. He was a very wise and knowledgeable gentleman filled with and...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Mayor Rodney Grogan - Patterson, LA

“Jenny, very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Michael Schaub - Allen, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss.We will be out of town Saturday but please know we will keep all of you in our prayers. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Dave Lowery - Patterson, LA

“Prayers for your family ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Gregory Discon - New Orleans, LA

“You was truly a wonderful, kind hearted man Mr. Hugh. You will be missed greatly. My prayers go out to the Brown family. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Lila Gaspard - Belle River, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time. May he rest in God's eternal peace and may our Lord Jesus Christ console...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

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Hugh C. Brown. Jr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 07, 2016, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was 88 years old, and a resident of Patterson, Louisiana since 1955.

Hugh was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Nell Egle' Brown of Morgan City; his parents, Hugh Sr. and Lelia Mitchell Brown; and his sister, Eleanor Brown Hall. He is survived by his four children, Jenny Brown LaCour and husband, Barry, and their two children, Gabrielle (and husband John Heil) and Joey; Eva Claire Brown Tregle and husband, Tim, and their son, Charlton; Hugh C. Brown III and wife, Rachel, and their children, Laci (and husband Seth Cavalier), Jami and Nickolas, and great grandchildren, Brant and Laityn Cavalier; Thomas J. Brown and wife, Sherri, and their children, William and Walker; one sister, Mary Ida Sprague; one brother, Dr. Edwin L. Brown; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, Hugh attended Christ School before joining the US Army where he served as a military policeman in Japan following WWII. Having graduated from Sewanee, The University of the South, with a degree in Forestry, Hugh worked as a Land Manager for Williams, Inc. before retiring as Vice President after 40+ years of service.

Hugh dedicated his life to always giving back to his community, serving Troop 41 (Scoutmaster), Patterson Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), Louisiana Forestry Association, Louisiana Landowners Association, and Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum. Hugh was a devout Christian and active member of the Patterson United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be from 11am to 1pm with funeral services at 1:15pm, on Saturday August 13th, at the Patterson United Methodist Church, 1204 Main St.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to fund the move of the BSA Troop 41 Scout Hut, by check payable to: K of C #1710 Troop 41 and Pack 339 (mail to: Troop 41, PO Box 364, Morgan City, LA 70381) Or online: Or, to the Patterson United Methodist Church, PO Box 656 Patterson, LA 70392.

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