Fallen Hero: SGT(Ret) Edwin (Ed) E. Brown


Funeral Home

Welch Funeral Home

201 West Lampkin Street Starkville, MS


Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Maben, MS.


Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Maben


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on June 14, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. SGT(Ret) Edwin (Ed) E. Brown , age 76, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the HHB 2/114th Field Artillery, Starkville has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Obituary, visitation, and service details:

Edwin E. Brown, age 76, passed away at his home in Maben, MS on June 14, 2022 surrounded by family.

Ed served his country and fought in Vietnam where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. Ed retired from the armed forces as a Sergeant (E5) on November 29, 2005. His military service for Army and National Guard combined totaled 34 years, 10 months, and 5 days. How fitting for him to pass away on Flag Day. He was an active member of V.F.W. Post 3806.

Ed was a hard worker, and was always ready to lend a hand. Working as an electrician at Doss Electric proved quite handy, especially when his daughter and son-in-law built their house and then again when his grandson and granddaughter built their house. Bonnie said “he was cheap labor, but we did it his way.” Ed retired from Doss Electric, but did he REALLY? He was constantly called and freely gave of himself and his time.

Ed loved his family and was extremely proud of ALL their accomplishments. Nothing made him more proud than to brag on kids and grandkids. They each held a special place in his heart.

Ed is survived by his daughter, Bonnie (Wayne) Fulgham of Mathiston; son, Justin Brown of Mathiston; grandchildren, Kane (Tori) McCool of Dancy, Mitchell and James Michael Fulgham of Mathiston, Kaleb Brown, Saxton Brown, and Olivia Brown, all of Mathiston; great grandchildren, Korbin and Kade McCool of Dancy; brother, Butch Brown; sisters, Connie Greer, Deborah Kornegay, Joyce (Glen) Pate, Evelyn Blackburn, Shelby Downs; a host of nieces and nephews, who loved their uncle dearly; and his special friend, Shirley Long.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Joyce A. Brown; son, Jesse Brown; parents, Claude and Vivian Brown; and brother, Jim Brown.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Maben, MS. The funeral service is scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Maben. Burial will follow in the Maben Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The service will be conducted by Bro. Tommy Temple and Dr. Thad Moore.

You can leave the family a condolence at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com.