Winnie Hildreth (Carter) Brown

April 23, 1928 ~ December 9, 2020 (age 92)


Sumter, SC…W. Hildreth Carter Brown, age 92, beloved wife of 72 years to the late Horace Ross Brown, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at her residence.


Born in the community of Arguta, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lenorad Carter and Dorcas C. Carter.  Hildreth grew up with Love for the Lord and attended Union Presbyterian Church in her youth.  In 1947, she married Horace R. Brown and left her little community of Arguta to go across the world to start her life of many travels in Tachikawa, Japan.  She settled in Sumter, SC for 30 years and was a Sunday school teacher and youth director for many years.  She then moved back to the Arguta community for twenty years and attended her childhood church again of Union Presbyterian Church, before she moved back to Sumter, SC to live out her life.


Hildreth is survived by; three sons, Larry Ross Brown and his wife Helen of Fort Rucker, AL, Robert Bryan Brown of Sumter, SC and Mark Wynn Brown of Arguta, AL; one daughter, Brenda Dale James and her husband Tracy of Theodore, AL; five grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.


In addition to her husband, of 72 years, Horace R. Brown and parents, Robert and Dorcas Carter, she is preceded in death by: two brothers and their wives, L. Cullen and Martha Carter and J. Neal and Velma Carter; and an uncle and aunt that were very special to her in her life, Daniel and Catherine Cox and one grandson, David B.R. Brown.


A private interment will be held at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery.


Due to Covid-19, a private family visitation will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.


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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

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December 11, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Private Interment

Ft. Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Rd
Columbia, SC 29229

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