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WL "Dub" Brown

July 4, 1942 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 77)
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WL “Dub” Brown, 77, of Crossett, passed away Monday June 15, 2020, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  He was born on July 4, 1942, to his parents, Willie, and Sybil Barkley Brown in Huttig, Arkansas. He was a graduate of Huttig High School and served honorably in the United States Navy.  He was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Crossett and after forty-three years, retired as a machine operator in the Georgia Pacific Tissue Mill. 

Dub enjoyed building cedar chests and porch swings, among other things, in his shop, and was meticulous when it came to his lawn.  He loved the outdoors, grilling for his family, and was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan.  His quiet demeanor could seem intimidating, but only until his amusing sense of humor made an appearance.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and would often share the stories of his Navy days.

Dub is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lucius Brown, and Sybil Barkley Smith; one daughter, Sabrina Kay Grider; two brothers, John Randolph Brown, and Stephen Lamar Brown; and one sister, Barbara Joyce Brown. 

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Deborah Hipp Brown of Crossett; two daughters, Kayla Brown-Lane (Daniel) of Monticello, and Lavina Grider(David) of Hamburg; two step-daughters, Angela Charlene Smith of Monticello and Samantha Frances Maxwell (Dennis) of Louisiana; and one sister, Sylvia Ann McDonough of Florida; along with nine grandchildren, Alexander, Connor, Hailey, Bryan, Jeffery, Christian, Preston, Sierra, and McKenna; and three great grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday June 18, at Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Lloyd Townsend and Bro. Caleb Lane, officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday June 17, at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the visitation will be limited to a total of 50 attendees, invited by the family.  All will be required to wear a face mask to enter, practice social distancing by allowing 6 feet in between each family group, and refrain from hugging, kissing, and shaking hands to help prevent the possible spread of the Coronavirus.

Anyone experiencing a fever, a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell or has had known exposure to someone with Covid-19 in the past 14 days should not attend.
You may also refrain from entering if you are 65 years of age or older, have underlying health conditions including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, severe obesity, asthma, or weakened immunity.

 Service Information

June 17, 2020

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Medders Funeral Home
1564 HWY 52 W
Crossett, AR 71635

Graveside Service
June 18, 2020

2:00 PM
Cross Roads Cemetery

Crossett, Arkansas 71635

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