James Preston Brown, Jr. ’49 of Concord, N.C., formerly of Monroe, N.C., died August 20, 2005. Jim was born in Statesville, N.C., on August 19, 1928, son of the late James Preston Brown, Sr., and Katherine Gray Brown. He was a graduate of A. L. Brown High School and Davidson College, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired in 1988 with thirty years as production control manager at the Monroe Yale and Towne Lock & Hardware Company. Until he and his wife relocated to Taylor Glen in 2002, he was very active in the Monroe First Presbyterian Church, having served as deacon, elder and Sunday school treasurer. He volunteered in Loaves and Fishes, Meals on Wheels and the Christmas Bureau. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Joan Baucom Brown, 3700 Taylor Glenn Ln., Apt 353-C, Concord, N.C. 28027-3404; son, Dean Brown of Denver, N.C.; and grandchildren, Taylor, Hannah and Katherine. He was preceded in death by his son James Preston Brown II.