Stan Brown, the longtime president of Loganville staple Brown’s Orchards, passed away over the weekend after a battle with cancer. He was 84.
Dave Brown, the company’s current president and Stan Brown’s son, sent a message to employees that appeared on the business’ Facebook page.
In the message, he thanked employees and customers for their support.
“He fought a very courageous battle,” Dave Brown wrote.
The company’s Facebook page kept customers informed of Stan Brown’s condition as recently as last week.
Stan was with family and friends Friday night in hospice as an “angel” played a harp for 90 minutes, Dave said in the post.
“Dad hummed in tune to some of the songs he knew. He was aware, and we were able to share our love with him,” Dave wrote.
“He was at peace.”
According to the post, Stan died Saturday morning with wife Nona at his side.
Brown’s Orchards began with the opening of a 35-acre fruit and poultry farm in Loganville by Stan’s parents Earl and Margaret Brown in the late 1940s, according to the business’ website.
The business was later taken over by Stan Brown and expanded several times over the next several decades, most notably an expansion of its main market in 2000.
Customers: Customers at Brown’s Orchards shopped as normal Sunday, Aug. 13, but some hugged the market’s stock clerks throughout the day.
Upon driving up to the market, the company’s welcome sign…