Gary Brown

Obit_Gary Brown Pic copyWINNSBORO – Gary O’Neal Brown, 69, passed away on Aug. 3, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 2, 1947, in Greer, S.C. He is the son of the late Francis Cauthen and Sherry M. Cauthen of Lancaster, S.C.

At age 18, Gary moved to Winnsboro and became a barber where he cut hair on the same corner for over 50 years. Gary loved his customers and the conversations, probably more than he enjoyed cutting hair. Gary was the definition of “Jack of all trades.” Aside from cutting hair he also owned Gary Brown’s Trophies and Gary Brown’s Video Productions. He never missed filming a local high school football game or a Town or County Council meeting. When he wasn’t working, you could find him on a golf course making small wagers with his golfing buddies. The number of friends and family who cherish Gary is a testament to what a staple he has been in their lives and the community. Winnsboro will not be the same without Downtown Gary Brown.

As committed as Gary was to his jobs, he was equally committed to his family. He loved deeply and he was loved deeply.

In addition to his father, Gary is predeceased by a grandson, Conner Brown, a granddaughter Victoria Kelly; brothers Paul E. Brown and Jack Brown; and sister Frances Oler.

Gary is survived by his mother Sherry Cauthen; daughters Tammy Howle (Chad) of Hartsville, S.C., Patti Brown, of Winnsboro, S.C., Suzie Davis (Stephen), of Winnsboro, S.C.; grandchildren Kandyce Tyner (Jason) of Elgin, S.C., Asheley Kelly and Eden Kelly, of Florence, S.C., Ryan Davis and Corey Davis of Winnsboro, S.C., and Chason Howle; great-grandchildren Emalee, Leksie and Ayden Johnson; brothers, Richard Brown (Sandy) of Hagerstown, Ind., and Kenneth Brown (Linda) of Monroe, N.C.; sister, Faye Morrison, of Hartsville, S.C.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Winnsboro conducted by the Rev. Craig Bailey and Wes Edenfield. Burial will follow in Fairfield Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, Aug. 5, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

Special thanks and love go out to the wonderful staff and caregivers at South Carolina Oncology Associates and Palmetto Richland.

Memorials can be made to the SCOA Cares Foundation, 166 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Pope Funeral Home is assisting the Brown family.

Online condolences can be sent to the Brown family at

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