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Mary Ruby Barrett Brown
August 25, 1930 - July 17, 2021

Mary Ruby Barrett Brown, age 90 of Monticello, AR, passed away at home Saturday, July 17, 2021. She was born August 25, 1930, in Warren, AR to the late James Bernard and Lucy Beard Barrett. Mrs. Ruby was the widow of Larkin Brown, a member of First Baptist Church and a retired bookkeeper for Bank of Lake Village and Commercial Bank of Monticello. She enjoyed studying the Bible, reading and writing encouraging cards.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Mike Brown; two brothers, William Bernard Barrett and Monroe Barrett; two sisters Claudia B. Barrett Brown and Louise Barrett Bartley; and a special identical twin sister, Ruth Barrett Brown.
Mrs. Ruby is survived by one daughter, Cherie Brown of Monticello, AR; one son, Bruce Brown and wife Lisa of Monticello, AR; grandson, Dr. Barrett Brown and wife Meri Whitney; granddaughter, Rachel Kellum and husband John David; one sweet great grandson, Oliver Brown; and one very special friend of 65 years from Lake Village, Margie Smith.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 20, 2021, from 6:00 8:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with Rev. Kelly Jones and Rev. Dennis Dodson officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Warren Arkansas. Online guestbook at

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