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Ernestine Brown Retires from the Post Office after 29 Years

Ernestine Brown

Ernestine Brown

Ernestine Brown’s last day at the Edgefield Post Office was Friday when they celebrated her leaving with a party—food and well-wishing.  On Thursday Ernestine posed for The Advertiser photographer, reluctantly, and gave the newspaper a little information that helps us to know her better.

She is from Charlotte, N. C., originally, and has worked in the Post Offices there, in McCormick, and in Edgefield for a little over 29 years.  Along the way she met a “wonderful man” at a church convention. His name is Dewey Brown and he is retired and they live now in McCormick.  Dewey, unfortunately, was diagnosed with MS a few years ago. Now, she says, “We are going to honeymoon all the way through retirement.”

He has a son that they are proud of who has graduated from Georgia State and he now works for that school.

“People have been great here in Edgefield,” Ernestine says. She is looking forward to a gift from her husband, a retirement gift, which will be a cruise for the two of them to Hawaii.