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Patricia Ruth Brown

Patricia Ruth Brown age 89 of Octavia, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at her home.

Ruth was born September 10, 1930 in Octavia, Oklahoma to the late Herbert William Smith and the late Beulah Mae Hilton Smith.  She was married to the late George C. Brown, Jr.  Ruth was a homemaker, and her primary interests were caring for her children, her husband, her grandchildren, and anyone else she could help. She was also a woman of many skills, including planting trees for Weyerhaeuser, substitute teaching, traveling as a gospel singer, teaching Sunday School and publishing short of pieces of writing. Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend to all who knew her.  She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by:

Sons:        Cooper Brown and wife Sue of Honobia, Oklahoma

        David Brown and wife Glenda of Ludlow, Oklahoma

        Jeff Brown and wife Linda of Octavia, Oklahoma

        Mitch Brown and wife Felecia of Octavia, Oklahoma

        Kevin Brown and wife Susie of Glen Allen, Virginia

        Chris Brown and wife Sheila of Rattan, Oklahoma

        Patrick Brown and wife Sarah of Octavia, Oklahoma

Daughter:    Brenda Johnston and husband Delano of Octavia, Oklahoma

Twenty grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Octavia Baptist Church in Octavia with Brother Ed Rogers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Octavia Cemetery in Octavia, Oklahoma  under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be her sons and son-in-law, Delano Johnston.

Visitation will be General regular hours will apply 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m .until Thursday and Friday where we will be open until 8:00 p.m.

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