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Former Georgia Baptist pastor Wade Brown died Nov. 17 at St. Josephs-Candler Hospital in Savannah. He was 84.

A native of Telfair County, Brown served in the U.S. Army during WWII, surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor before receiving a Silver Star at the Battle of Guadalcanal. After the war he operated Browns Exxon in McRae, in addition to serving as pastor of Red Hill Holiness Church and Mt. Zion Baptist in Enigma.

Preceded in death by his first wife, Drusie Lee Brown, he is survived by his wife, Nancy Elkins-Brown, of Portal; daughters Sandra Reaves, of Statesboro, Carole Conley, of Macon, and Iris Nasworthy, of Fitzgerald; stepdaughters Kathy Clark, of Jesup, and Judy Godwin, of Portal; son Randy Brown, of Macon; stepsons Bob Elkins, of New Port Richey, Fla., and Bill Elkins, of Dalton; sisters Ruby Kimes and Bobbie Harrelson, both of McRae; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.