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Mrs. Irene Brown

October 21, 1927 ~ March 23, 2017 (age 89)
Irene Brown, 89, a resident of Russellville, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at her home.

She was born October 21, 1927, in Worcester, Massachusetts to Charles and Genevieve Noyes. She married Joseph Ronald Brown on July 19, 1958, in Worcester, and later moved to Russellville where Joseph worked for Arkansas Nuclear One. The Brown's were active in the Good Sam's Camping Club for many years and were married 53 years before Joseph's death in 2011. Irene was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church, she enjoyed the Pope County Senior Center and loved traveling to see her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Charles, Leroy and Eddie Noyes; and a sister, Genevieve Noyes.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Joy Brown of Burkeville, Virginia and Jeff and Dolly Brown of Florence, South Carolina; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jim Weatherl of Dover; seven grandchildren, James Lewis, Amanda Austin, Joseph Ryan Brown, Audrianna Brown, Michael Brown, James Brown and Jessica Jewell; 13 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Humphrey Chapel with the Rev. Larry Pettus officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Pope County Senior Center, 1010 North Rochester Avenue, Russellville, Arkansas 72802 or Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, Arkansas 72802.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Cemetery Details

Rest Haven Memorial Park
2500 S Knoxville
Russellville, AR, 72802


MAR 27. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

Funeral Service

MAR 28. 10:00 AM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

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