STRONG — Barry Michael Brown, age 60 of Strong, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the St. Vincent’s Infirmary Center, in Little Rock. He was born October 5, 1953 in Warren, AR to Ruby Barrett Brown and the late Larkin Brown.
He was a high school coach and teacher and was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid reader, loved fishing and history, was an excellent cook and loved a good political argument. Michael was a very quiet person who dearly loved his family and friends. Survivors include his mother, Ruby Barrett Brown of Monticello; one brother, Bruce Brown and wife Lisa of Monticello; one sister, Cherie Brown of Monticello; one nephew Barrett Brown and fiancee Meri Whitney Zieman; one niece, Rachel Kellum and husband John David of Monticello; and a special friend, Mary Claire Smith.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Monday, February 17 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with Rev. Bruce Venable officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Warren. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church Youth Fund or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 413 North Main, Monticello, AR 71655. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.