Published: January 19, 2013
Rev. Curtis Brown, 84, died January 17, 2013. He was born October 22, 1928 in Ethel, AR. He was ordained into the ministry on October 3, 1954. He pastored Missionary Baptist Churches in Arkansas for 57 years. During that time he furthered his education by getting a doctorate in Bible languages. He had to resign from preaching due to poor health.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Christine Poston Brown; son, Dale Brown (Barbara) of Monticello, Ark.; daughter, Sandra Gwin (James) of Montrose, Ark.; three grandchildren James Curtis Gwin, Stephanie Hollis, and Christy Armbrust; seven great-grandchildren Jackson and Anna Claire Hollis, Cameron and Chloe Armbrust, Jacob, Kacee, and Mary Gwin and one more due in early February. He was preceded in death by his parents Cecil M. Brown and Mattie Black Brown; four brothers, Clyde, Joe, Marion, and Buddy; one sister, Daisy Vee McSwain; and one infant daughter, Annette Marie Brown.
Funeral services will be January 19, 2013, at 2 p.m.at Belleview Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, c/o Jo Alla Nutt, 121 W. 14th St., DeWitt, Ark. 72042.