Browns Featured in Hometown Highlight

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Their name is synonymous with faith, family and ministry. Dr. Larry and Jeania Brown of Mansfield have dedicated their life to service for the Lord, and we are featuring the family in this month’s Hometown Highlight.

The couple were married December 27, 1969 in their hometown of Ozark, Arkansas. A few years later, the Browns would moved to Mansfield, where Dr. Brown would serve as a dentist in the community for the next 40 years. Throughout that time, they had two sons, Matthew and Marcus.

Their family has grown since then, both sons married and had families of their own. Matthew and Joyce Brown now reside in Allen, Texas, and Marcus and Amy live in Benton, Arkansas. Currently, they have seven grandchildren: Elliana (18), Mikayla (15), Xander (5), and Faith (4) of Allen, Texas and Nathan (18), Sarah (17), and Peter (13) of Benton, Arkansas.

Throughout the years, and amid the changes, one thing remained steadfast. The couple’s faith. Dr. Brown and Jeania have served in church ministries as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and pianist. They also assist in missions, leading trips throughout the summer months. They continue that work in the ministry today at their homechurch at Fellowship Baptist in Witcherville, Arkansas.

“Any written notice regarding the lives and marriage of Larry and Jeania Brown would be remiss if it failed to point out that dedication and service to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is their singular, driving focus,” shared daughter-in-law, Joyce. “Their sincere prayer would be for the reader to experience the same love, joy, and peace that can only be found through a relationship with Him (John 14:6).”

Nominations for them to be featured in the Hometown Highlight echoed the same sentiment. “They are givers and workers for the Lord,” shared one reader. “They have helped many people throughout the years, and deserve to be honored.”

Just recently, the Browns celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Family and friends gathered at the church’s reception hall on December 29 to honor the couple.

Congratulations to the Browns on their golden wedding anniversary celebration, and to them for being chosen as this month’s Hometown Highlight!

If you know of an ordinary citizen doing extraordinary things, we want to hear about it! You can send your nomination -HERE.-

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Dr. Larry and Jeania Brown celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

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Dr. Larry and Jeania Brown (middle row,) with their children (standing,) and grandchildren (front row.)

Dr. Larry and Jeania Brown (seated) with their grandchildren.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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