James F. Brownell 1917-2017

James F. Brownell passed away on November 19, 2017 at the Veterans Administration Hospice Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Jim was born in Washington, DC on December 23, 1917 to the late James V. and Anna Myers Brownell.

He graduated from Central High School. He attended the University of Maryland and received a Masters degree in Animal Husbandry.
Jim was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Army and served in Naples, Italy in 1944. Returning home, he married the late “Mac” Zora McCall.

Jim chose dairy farming as a career. Jim and Mac farmed in Maryland and settled in Loudoun County in 1959 at Whitehall Farm, Bluemont, Virginia. There they raised their five children. Jim and Mac were active participants in community, agricultural , and political activities which included Jim serving on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors for several terms. He represented the Blue Ridge District.

Jim is survived by Mark Brownell of Purcellville, Scott Brownell of Bluemont, daughters-in-law, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and many relatives. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mac, sons, Jimmy, Bruce and daughter, Susan.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 Cork St. Winchester, VA, 22601.

Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, VA. Please visit www.hallfh.com to express online condolences to the family.

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