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Gathering of Family and Friends

First Baptist Church of Van Buren
Thursday December 5th, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am

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Graveside Service

Allen Cemetery
Thursday December 5th, 2019

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Kathy Lorrayne Brown

Kathryn Lorrayne Brown, 66, of Van Buren, Arkansas passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith.

Kathy was born on September 21, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts to Ward and Lorrayne Trammell. She married Wayne Lee Brown, Sr. on June 24, 1972 in Siloam Springs, AR. They shared a loving 34 years together until his passing in 2007. Throughout her time, she enjoyed baking, talking with her family, friends, and even strangers. Her friendly ability to make conversation allowed her to never meet a stranger. She was a godly woman who loved serving in her church.

She is survived by her mother, Norma “Lorrayne” Trammell of Siloam Springs, AR; 1 son, Wayne Brown, Jr. and wife, Amanda of Alma, AR; 2 daughters, Cortney Brown of Alexandria, VA and Shaunna Davis and husband, Jeffrey of Nashville, TN; 1 brother, Michael Trammell of Rogers, AR; and 7 grandchildren, Rachel Brown, Kaylee Brown, Rylee Brown, Jaxon Brown, Dylan Brown, Anna Brown, and Emmalynn Brown all of Alma, AR.

A visitation and gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 9:00am-11:00am at the First Baptist Church in Van Buren, AR.

The graveside service will follow on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 2:30pm at Allen Cemetery in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma.  An optional viewing will be held graveside from 2:00-2:30pm.


In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/kathy-brown-memorial-fund to help with final expenses. 

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Kathy was a beautiful woman, inside and out. Her beautiful smile will be missed. Love ya Wayne, Courtney, and Shauna.

Connie and Nick Hyatt Dec 5 2019 12:00 AM

I remember back in 1990 when I was pregnant with my 1st child and he was born 11 weeks premature. Kathy was so helpful and we had many conversations about her experiences with that and it was so comforting to have someone to talk to that could relate to my situation. I got to know her and her family really well since I worked in the church office (FBC VB) at the time. Love them all !

Christine Graham Dec 4 2019 12:00 AM

I will miss you, my dear friend (the other KB).

Im so sorry for your loss. Kathy was a beautiful person who blessed everyone who knew her. She was loved!

Kathy Baker Dec 3 2019 12:00 AM

Kathy, I will miss you. You were so outgoing and loving. You never met a stranger and you knew everyone's "story". You was always ready to pray with me and encourage me. You knew Jesus and you shared his love. You will forever remain special to me and my family.

Linda and Terry Sutton Dec 2 2019 12:00 AM