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Emma Brown

August 5, 1949 — December 22, 2023

Emma Dean Brown beloved wife and mother was called to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 22, 2023. Emma was born August 5, 1949 to Ralph and Edith (Miner) Johnson in the Y-City community. She was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God.


Emma married the love of her life, Larry on August 11, 1967. She embarked on a journey of being his partner in work of many different positions. She loved her family. It was evident in anything she done. She loved antiques. Many happy memories were of her on antique trips with her sister's. She loved the outdoors, taking rides in her mule, enjoying her cabin and the hunter's, even though she had to listen to deer and turkey stories dozens of times.


Emma leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband Larry, two sons: Larry "Bang" Brown and wife Sheila of Greenwood, Arkansas, and Jason Brown and wife Traci of Waldron, Arkansas as well as three grandsons: Dylan and wife Alisha, Payton and Ryder Brown all Waldron, Arkansas and two step grandsons: David Russell and wife Jenna of Greenwood, Arkansas and Jimmy Russell of Waldron, Arkansas, one great grandson, Sterling and one great granddaughter on the way, step great grandchildren: Dalton, Joseph and Maebree Russell all of Greenwood, Arkansas. Emma is also survived by her sisters: Lorene Beck of Mena, Wanda Holdron of Mena, Violet Becker of Ft. Smith, JoAnn Betterton of Alma, Patsy Ward of Altus and brothers: Jerry Johnson of Mansfield, David Johnson of Nashville, and Micheal Johnson of Mena. Emma will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors and loved ones.


Emma was preceded in death by one son Marcus Heath, one grandson Tyrone Ryder Brown, her father and mother, Ralph and Edith Johnson, one sister Sandra, and brothers in law: Audie Powell, Robert "Bob" Becker, Doyle Beck and Wayman Betterton and her best and dearest lifelong friends Deloras and Larry Horn.


Emma's life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 24, 2023 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating.

Interment will follow in the Friendship Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.


Emma's pallbearers will be Dylan Brown, Payton Brown, Ryder Brown, David Russell, Jimmy Russell, Jarrod Johnson and Russell Powell. Honorary pallbearers will be Sterling Brown, Randall Barnett, Jerry Bottoms, Brian Horn,


Emma's visitation will be Sunday, December 24, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.





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