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Mrs. Lillian G. Brown

 
 
Mrs. Lillian G. Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
1. Mrs. Lillian G. Brown Marker
Inscription.
In Memory
of
Mrs. Lillian G. Brown
Loving Author
of
Bee-Mail
World War II

 
Location. 34° 27.933′ N, 81° 52.6′ W. Marker is in Clinton, South Carolina, in Laurens County. Marker is on South Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the campus of Presbyterian College in the Presbyterian College Armed Forces Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton SC 29325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presbyterian College Armed Forces Memorial (here, next to this marker); American Flag Pole (here, next to this marker); Jacobs Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Davison McDowell Douglas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Reverend William Plumer Jacobs (about 800 feet away); Malcolm A. MacDonald (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Plumer Jacobs, D.D., LL.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eugene Blakely Sloan (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Ferdinand Jacobs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clinton Veterans Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Mrs. Bee and the Bee-Mail Newslatters. Mrs. Lillian Gross Brown was affectionately known
Presbyterian College Armed Forces Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
2. Presbyterian College Armed Forces Memorial
Marker is the small square marker left of center.
as "Mrs. Bee." (Submitted on October 1, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Her Story. Lillian Dee Gross was born in Tennessee, and graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga and Tennessee State College. (Submitted on October 1, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Obituary for Lillian G. Brown
The Greenville News
July 20, 2001

CLINTON — Lillian Gross Brown of Clinton, died July 18 at Presbyterian Home of South Carolina. She was 103.

She served as Registrar at Presbyterian College from 1928 until 1945, when her husband, Dr. Marshall W. Brown, was named as the 13th president of Presbyterian College. She served the college and the community in a dedicated and exemplary fashion, including service as a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Clinton.

During World War II, she served as the editor and guiding spirit of the "Bee-Mail Letters," a collection of thoughts and stories from Presbyterian College students and alumni serving in all branches of the armed forces. She sent the "Bee-Mail Letters" every two weeks to those servicemen, bringing encouragement, support and comfort to the soldiers.

A native of Victoria, Tenn., she was a graduate of Central High School in Chattanooga, and Tennessee State College in Murfreesboro. While a secretary at McCallie School for Boys in Chattanooga in 1925, she met Dr. Brown, a history teacher at the school. They were married the following year and spent 60 years as husband and wife.

Mrs. Brown was predeceased by her husband. She is survived by cousins, Evelyn Brewer of Ardmore, Okla., and Hestaleen Carter of Lone Oak, Okla.

Visitation will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today, July 20, at Presbyterian Home of South Carolina. Services are planned for 4 p.m. July 20 at First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, followed by burial at Rosemont Cemetery. Officiating ministers will be Dr. Dennis Tedder, Dr. Joe Brooks, and Dr. Joe Gettys. Members of the Sun Bonnet Garden Club and staff members of Presbyterian College and The Presbyterian Home of South Carolina will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the M&L Brown Endowment at Presbyterian College, P.O. Box 975, Clinton, SC 29325; or Presbyterian Home of South Carolina, 801 Musgrove St., Clinton, SC 29325. — Gray Funeral Home, Clinton.
    — Submitted October 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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