Buford Ray Brown Sr.
Buford Ray Brown Sr., 84, of Crossett died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at home. He was born in Pickens on Sept. 13, 1932, and was raised in Chicot County where he worked alongside his parents as sharecroppers. As an adult, he began driving trucks and was employed by Georgia Pacific for many years. He later moved to Crossett and eventually opened Brown’s Cafe and Fish Market which he owned and operated for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kyrel George and Willie Mae Barnes Brown; his wife, Virginia Marie Henson Brown; one sister, Gertrude Clay; and three brothers, Lamar Brown, Tom Arthur Brown, and Raymond Brown.
He is survived by five children, Ray Brown and wife, Stacie, of Downsville, La., Cindi Robbins and husband, Mike, of Crossett, Tammy Renee Chenoweth and husband, Don Paul, of Welch, Okla., Ricky Brown and wife, Tina, of Wilmar, and Ray Arlond Denny and wife, Lee, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Mary Ann Jackson of Mesa, Ariz.; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11 at Medders Funeral Home Chapel followed by burial in Tyro Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brandon Martin, Alex Martin, Raymond Brown, Dale Norrell, Dee Wisecarver, and Philip…
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