Obituary- Southern Brown (2000-2020)


Southern Ann Brown of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas with her family by her side. Southern was born July 3, 2000, in Glendale, Arizona to Gregory Hayes Brown and Tonya Boyd. She was 19 years old.

Southern was the girliest tomboy you could have ever met. She could wear the prettiest dress and still be able to punch someone in the mouth. Southern enjoyed aggravating anyone and everyone, the more mad you became, the more she laughed. Southern was a strong-willed fighter but was very caring, head-strong and stubborn but also brought so much joy to those she loved. Southern loved the outdoors and fishing, once she even caught a fish with her bare hands! She was also an animal lover and her favorite animals were cows and zebras. Three and a half years ago her life changed-she was diagnosed with brain cancer. It did not change her personality, she was still as stubborn as she could be! She even taught the doctors and nurses a different outlook on patient care while also kicking their butts. The journey she was on was unbelievable. Southern overcame and conquered every obstacle that was in her way-even proving many doctors wrong. Her joy for life and perseverance was a beacon of light to those around her. She will always be the light to guide her family and friends.

Southern leaves behind to cherish her memory, her mother Tonya Blevins of the home, one sister, Cheyenne Brown of Waldron, Arkansas, and brothers: Jesse Stinson and David Blevins IV both of Waldron, Arkansas and Christopher Baham of Louisiana. Southern is also survived by her grandparents, Denece Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas, Ronald Boyd of Arizona, Linda Brown of Louisiana and great grandmother, Royce Claunts of Waldron, Arkansas. Southern will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins as well as friends that were dear to her heart.

Southern was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bruce Brown and great grandfather, Bobby Jo Claunts.

Southern’s graveside life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

During these trying and difficult times, we must limit public gatherings, to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Family and friends are welcome to attend the service but must remain in their vehicles. Therefore, the graveside service can be heard from the comfort of your vehicle at radio station 87.9 FM. The graveside service will be available for viewing online the following day on Southern’s obituary page at

Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Stinson, David Blevins IV, Gary Clepper, Clinton Corbin, Shane Bayless, William Allred, and Waylon Brewer Jr.

Family and friends you may use the link below to sign Southern’s guest register and it will be printed and placed in her guest register the family will receive.


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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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