C.C. Brown, 79, retired executive vice president, trust officer and director of United Virginia Bank and a longtime resident of Alexandria, died of cancer Friday at Woodbine Nursing Home in Alexandria.

A native of Sperryville, Va, Mr. Brown began his 54-year banking career in Alexandria as a runner for Citizens National Bank, now the United Virginia Bank. He was promoted to assistant cashier two years later and subsequently became an officer and director. He retired in 1974.

Mr. Brown also owned and operated the Virginia Electric Supply Corp. in Alexandria for 26 years before liquidating the business in 1971. He was a former member of the boards of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and Retail Merchants Association.

He was a founding member of Belle Haven Country Club in Alexndria and served as its director and secretary-treasurer for 15 years. In 1928, he won the club's golf championship.

During World War II, Mr. Brown was an American Red Cross chairman in Alexandria. He helped in the Financing and construction of the former George Mason Hotel in Alexandria and was a member and former vestryman of Christ Episcopal Church there.

Suvivors include his wife of 40 years, Genevieve, of Alexandria; a sister, Lucille Brown of Virginia Beach, Va., and a brother, Charles L. Brown of Jonesville, N.C.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Christ Church in Alexandria.