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Rev. Ervin A. Brown, Episcopal priest, dies

Rev. Ervin A. Brown, Episcopal priest, dies

The Rev. Ervin Adams Brown III, an Episcopal priest who led churches in Baltimore and St. Michaels, died of kidney failure Dec. 12 at Augsburg Village in Lochearn.

The former Butchers Hill resident was 79.

"Erv was a priest who was all about love: loving his family, loving his faith communities, loving God," said Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton. "The world is a better and more loving place because Erv Brown lived in it, and he will be greatly missed."

Born in Birmingham, Ala., he was the son of Ervin Adams Brown Jr. and Annilee Thornhill Brown.

He was a 1954 graduate of Ensley High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science...