February 1, 1928 - April 23, 2021
Margaret Anne Brown (Orr), age 93 of The Villages, Florida, passed away peacefully from a stroke on Friday, April 23, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida. She was born February 1, 1928 in Charlotte, NC to Paul Clydis Orr and Laurie Easterling Orr. She was sister to Mary Helen Orr (Baillie), James LeRoy Orr, Richard Easterling Orr, Paul Orr, Jr, and Julian Paul Orr. In her early life, Anne grew up in Charlotte NC and worked in her family business, Orr Motor Company. She was later inspired to design and make clothes through her work in women’s retail. Anne was a business entrepreneur who experienced success in Real Estate. Anne started her businesses, ABS Property Management and Anne Brown Tax Services in 1975 in Ocala Florida. She was well known and respected for her work in Property Management, Real Estate Development, Bookkeeping, and Tax Accounting. In her early years, she was an active member of Ft. King Tennis Center and Pioneer Garden Club. Upon her retirement at the age of 76, she moved to The Villages and took up golf. Under the coaching of Kurt Sturgeon (Affordable Golf Academy), she became an accomplished Senior Golfer, playing 2-4 times per week even through her last days. Anne is survived by her three daughters, Sharon E. Brown (Gilleland) of Monroe NC, M. Jane Nolen of Ocala FL and Laurie A. Brown of Unionville PA; two sons, Thomas R. Donaldson of Valdosta GA and William F. Brown of Ocala FL; and three grandchildren, Jane Anne LuPone (Donaldson), Roy Lee Donaldson, and Jerry Amanda Nolen. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Clinton Brown (2005) and James Alister Donaldson (1989), son James Alister “Don” Donaldson Jr. (2017), and grandson John Peter Handly-Greaves (2018). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to a charity of your choice.
Margaret Anne Brown (Orr), age 93 of The Villages, Florida, passed away peacefully from a stroke on Friday, April 23, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida. She was born February 1, 1928 in Charlotte, NC to Paul Clydis Orr and Laurie Easterling Orr.... View Obituary & Service Information
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