Van Austin Brown

Van Austin Brown, age 76, of Wilmar, Ark. died Thursday, August 3rd at the Bradley County Medical Center. He was born May 18th, 1941 in Warren, Ark. a son of the late Ollie Brown and Lura White Brown. He was a retired roofing contractor for many years starting Browns Roofing, he served his country in the United States Navy and was a Missionary Baptist. 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, Ark.; three daughters, Becky Hildebrand, Flora, Ill., 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. Funeral services 4 p.m. Monday, August 7th at Frazer's Chapel. Burial in 16th Section cemetery by Frazer's Funeral Home. Visitation 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. Sunday, August 6th at Frazer's Funeral Home. Online guestbook

Published August 5, 2017

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