Lonnie Vernon Brown
Funeral Date: 5/20/2017

Obituary:
Lonnie Vernon Brown, 91, of Warren, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 6, 1925 on Big Creek, near Rison, the son of Charles Levi and Mary McClellan Brown. He was a Baptist and a World War II Army veteran. Always a farmer, he grew his own tomato crop until this year. He was the owner of Brownís Feed & Seed in Warren for more than 40 years and later was the Manager of the Bradley County Farmerís Co-Operative for another decade. He was named the 1999 Bradley County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. He was a founding board member of the Warren Pink Tomato Auction Marketing Board; Southeast Arkansas Livestock Auction; Bradley County Fair Board; Arkansas Cattlemanís Association; Warren Civitan Club; and served on the Arkansas Soil Conservation Service Board for many years. Preceding him in death were his two wives, Claudia Bell Barrett Brown, whom he married Oct., 10, 1949, she died Oct., 3, 1991; and Betty Jo Hurst Trucks Brown, whom he married Dec. 1, 1996, she died Jan. 27, 2016; his parents, and three brothers, Leon, T.H. and Larkin Brown. Survivors include, his sister, Mattie Clark of Pine Bluff; two sisters-in-laws, Ruth Brown and Ruby Brown, both of Monticello; a brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Pat Barret of Tucson, AZ; and several nieces and nephews from the Barrett and Brown families; two step-sons, Drew Trucks and spouse Mary, Fayetteville, AR and Matt Trucks and spouse Juli, Warren, AR. A daughter Jeanna Poniwaz, Russellville, AR., three step-grandchildren Nathan Trucks, Alexandria Poniwaz and Cassidy Trucks, a step-great-grandchild Rhinna Poniwaz. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20th with Rev. Jerry Carter and Rev. Charles Wooley officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Tracy Strange, John Gavin, Terry Donley, Scott Taylor, David Grider, and Michael Burns. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Murphy, Bobby Galloway, Dr. Dichelle George, John McClellan, Don White, and Dr. David Chambers. Memorials may be made to the Bradley County Veteranís Museum, 210 N. Main Street, Warren or the Warren Branch Library, 115 W. Cypress Street, Warren, AR 71671.

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Name: Keith & Teresa Thornton
Message: We are Deeply Saddened by the loss of Mr. Lonnie. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Name: LINDA & STEVE JONES
Message: May God give you comfort and peace.

Name: Merline Pinson
Message: My prayers are with the family

Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: Mr. Lonnie was a great friend to my daddy and my family. He will be missed. Prayers for all.

Name: Danny and Brenda Adair
Message: Prayers for the family!

Name: John , Sandy & Weston Gavin
Message: Our family loved Mr Lonnie, especially Weston who thought of him like a grandfather. We will truly miss him.

Name: David & Carla Miller
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Name: Kenny & Tammy Hensley
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Name: Jason and Joan Cunningham
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mr. Lonnie had some great stories and raised wonderful vegetables. He will be greatly missed..

Name: SHERRY & STEVE RAND
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Name: Betty Trussell
Message: Mattie & family, So sorry about your loss. Love & prayers, Betty Trussell

Name: Jim & Emily Lasiter
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Name: BERNADINE JONES
Message: MR. LONNIE WAS A ONE OF A KIND HUMAN BEING. HE ALWAYS HAD JOY AND EXTENDED THAT TO EVERYONE HE MET. HE AND MY LATE HUSBAND HAD SO MUCH FUN WHEN THEY WERE TOGETHER. A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS.