Sarah Louise Brown Passed away in the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock on September 14 after a valiant fight against Breast Cancer. She was born November 9, 1943 in Crawfordsville, Arkansas to the late James Clovis Baxter and Maggie Loraine (Houston) Baxter. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School where she was a standout basketball player and cheerleader for the football team. She attended Draughon Business College in Memphis Tennessee and married Don Brown in 1964. She has been the office manager at Heber Springs Clinic for the past 32 years.
Sarah was better known as “Momma” to her children, “Nana” to her grandchildren and “Brownie” to many of her friends. She was loved by so many and touched the lives of everyone she met. Her love and energy were boundless. She had a large extended family of people that considered her a second mother, mentor and friend. She was an amazing cook, was blessed with a beautiful voice and her positive, selfless way of living was infectious. The joy of her life was spending time with her grandchildren and going to watch their football/basketball/baseball/softball soccer games, dance and choir programs.
Sarah was a strong faithful Christian woman who passed peacefully into God’s arms with her children by her side. For many, this world will not be the same without her in it. She will be missed desperately by all that loved her.
Sarah was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Ray Baxter of Olive Branch, Tennessee.
She is survived by her husband Donald L. Brown of Heber Springs, Arkansas and her three children Wayne Brown and his wife Angela of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Elizabeth (Beth) McDearmon and her husband Todd of Greenbrier, Arkansas and Brian Brown and his wife Crystal of Conway, Arkansas, two brothers Houston Baxter of West Memphis, Tennessee and Doug Baxter of Collierville, Tennessee, three sisters Sue Allensworth of West Memphis, Arkansas, Pat Kennedy of Savannah, Tennessee and Jackie Chaney of Crawfordsville, Arkansas as well as her 10 grandchildren, Jacob, Erica, Sean, Brianne, Dylan, Grant, Hunter, Halle, Jackson and Faith. Sarah is also survived by other relatives and many friends.
Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Olmstead Funeral Home.
Services are scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 10:00 am in the Quitman Baptist Church with Bro. Bennie Foster and Bro. Bill Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Jake Brown, Sean Brown, Dylan McDearmon, Grant Brown, Hunter McDearmon, and Jackson Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Allensworth, Richie Allensworth, Matt Chaney, Zack Chaney, Jeremy Chaney, Jason Baxter, Mickey Baxter, Beau Baxter, Brett Baxter, Mike Kennedy, and Mark Kennedy.
Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc