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Charles Michael Brown

Charles Michael Brown age 69 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 in Mena.

He was born on December 11, 1949 in Dermott, Arkansas to the late Charles Faye Brown, Jr. and the late Betty Jo Beeson Brown. He was married to Connie Ayers Brown and was a Towboat Captain for 40 years. Having a servant heart, he volunteered for Samartains Purse, prison ministries and nursing homes. Charles was an active member of the Dallas Baptist Church for 22 years and proud member of AA for 26 years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and being “Papa” to all his grandchildren. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of forty years, Connie Brown of Mena, Arkansas; sons:   James Allen Ellis of Mena, Arkansas, Michael Thomas Ellis of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Charles Vincent Brown of Mena, Arkansas; grandndchildren:  Bailey Ellis of Conway, Arkansas, Joshua Bates of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Chelsi Schoeppey of Mena, Arkansas, Madison Ellis of Mena, Arkansas, Evelyn Ellis of Mena, Arkansas, Bianca Ellis of Colorado, Ryleigh Fondren of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; great-grandchildren:  Maybree Bates of Mena, Arkansas, Easton and Juliet Schoeppey of Mena, Arkansas; brother, Lindy Brown and wife Holly of Eudora, Arkansas; a host of nieces, nephews and special friends, Carrol Pettigrew, Monty Harris, Guy McDill and Ronnie Wagner and many more too to mention.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Betty Brown and a son Joseph Daniel Brown.

Memorial service will be Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church with Brothers Ronnie Wagner and Justin Leonard officiating under the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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