Matthew DeWayne Brown


It is with great sadness that the family of Matthew DeWayne Brown, 27, of Austin, Arkansas announce his passing on May 17, 2018. Matt was born on November 10, 1990 to Mike and Michelle Brown. He spent most of his childhood raised on a farm in Des Arc, Arkansas. As a boy, Matt loved riding in a tractor with his dad and spending most of his time outdoors. Matt as a teen and young adult worked on a farm hand for several local farmers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers, and motorcycles and spending time with family and his children.

Matthew will be forever remembered by his children, Anna Kaye, Danny Edward, step-sons, Austin and Johnny; his mother, Michelle Burnett Higgins; sister, Mandy Kay Brown, niece, Bryliegh; nephew, Braxton; grandmothers, Brenda Treadwell and Carol Beasley; great grandparents, Kenneth and Iona Botts; aunts, Mary Jane Smith, Amanda Treadwell Smith, Andrea Beard, Tina Allen, Sherri Burnett, and Yvonne Golden; uncles, Buddy Brown, Ronnie Brown, Joey Burnett, and Jessie Golden, and a bunch of loving cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael (Mike) Kelly Brown; grandparents, O.J. and Frances Brown and great-grandma, Bertha Dean. Matt Brown was a good ole country boy that will dearly be missed.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 prior to the service. Burial will be in the Walter’s Chapel Cemetery.

The family has a fund established for expenses at the Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.

4 thoughts on “Matthew DeWayne Brown”

  1. Ed & deLise York

    Our heartfelt condolences at the passing of your loved one. May God bless your family with strength, comfort, & above all, His peace.

  2. Angela Higgins

    To all Matt’s family I am very saddened and brokenhearted for each of you. RIP & L Matt. Love and prayers Angie Higgins

  3. I have been so saddened over the loss of Matt. He was a special student in my classroom and worked for us on the farm. He was always respectful to me and tried his best, even though he didn’t have a lot of love for English class. I was always proud of him for hanging in there and doing what he could to stay in school through the difficult time of losing his dad. I am so sorry I was unable to attend his services, but you are all in my constant thoughts and prayers. He had a good heart.

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

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