Van Austin Brown
Funeral Date: 8/7/2017

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Van Austin Brown age 76, of Wilmar, AR died Thursday, August 3rd at the Bradley County Medical Center. He was born May 18th, 1941 in Warren, AR a son of the late Ollie Brown and Lura White Brown. After starting Brownís Roofing in the early 1980ís, he retired and handed the reins over to his son Bob. He was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in the valley and served his country in the United States Navy. He was also preceded in death by brothers James Ollie Brown, Ricky Don Brown, Roy Dwayne Brown and a sister Mammie Ilene Brown Harton. He is survived by a son, Bob Brown, Hermitage, AR. 3 daughters Becky Hildebrand, Flora, IL, Tonya Loveless, and Katy Fortenberry both from the Valley. 10 grandchildren Jim Austin Brown, April Nicole Everheart, Dustin McKinzie Brown, Justin Kyle Hildebrand, Jarrad Lee Hildebrand, Branden Lee Jones, David Ashton Jones, Benjamin Dwight Loveless, John Austin Cruce and Jaci Analeigh Fortenberry. 14 great-grandchildren. A special friend Juanita Dye of Monticello, AR. Funeral service was 4:00 PM Monday, August 7th at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Gary Carter and Rev. Kevin Dunn officiating. Burial was in 16th Section cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Ben Loveless, Mike Harton, Ronnie Harton, Justin Hildebrand, Jarrod Hildebrand, and Ashton Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Troy Brown, Phil Jarrett, Leon Thurman, Jeff Loveless, and Josh Fortenberry.

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Name: Klay & LaWanda McKinney
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Name: Dian Ricks
Message: Katy and Austin, so sorry about your Dad and Papaw. Love and prayers to you from Aunt Cub and Grampy.

Name: Eddie & Vicki Groves
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Name: Darrell & Dana Harvey
Message: Bob & Alicia, we are so sorry about the passing of Mr. Van. Our prayers are with you all.

Name: Ricky & Karen Glennon
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Name: randy woodward
Message: Sorry for your loss prayers for your families.

Name: Glen McElyea
Message: So sorry for your loss,VAN and Ricky Don taught me how to shoot a bow and other things when i was young and i always enjoyed being around them when they came to see Aunt LURE i know he will be missed but i hope that his family and friends will be comforted by the Lord and blessed by him.

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