Published 10:46 am Wednesday, May 2, 2018

ELLERSLIE, Ga. — Carl Brownell, 83, a longtime resident of Ellerslie, Ga., passed away peacefully with family members at his side on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Kindred Hospice.

Carl was born in England to the late Phyllis Grace Brownell Maynard. After proudly serving in the U.S. Army for 20 years, he retired and worked for the West Point Telephone Company.

Carl served his local community as bailiff at the Harris County Courthouse and volunteered for the Ellerslie Fire Department. He was also active with the Masons (Midland Lodge) for many years.

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Carl enjoyed many activities at home, especially fishing in his pond. Carl and Lucy were devoted to all the members of their extensive families and were always a great help in time of need.

Other than his mother, Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Floyd Culpeper Brownell, and siblings, Roland Maynard, Jason Maynard, and Pearl Elaine Maynard.

Survivors include his sisters, Dawn Crable of Jacksonville, Fla. and Ellerslie, Ga., and Judy Newton (Dave) of Willits, Cal., twin brother Paul Brownell (Walburga) of Morristown, Tenn. and his brother, Jesse Maynard (Sherry) of Olympia, Wash. and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Chapel of McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory, 3874 Gentian Blvd., Columbus, GA 31907, with Rev. Ray Boutwell officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. A private family interment will be held at Evergreen Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Initiative to Prevent Sexual Abuse, Inc., P.O. Box 1434, Jackson, Ga. 30233 or Kindred Hospice, 8301 Franciscan Woods Drive, Suite 201, Columbus, Ga. 31909.

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