Ruth Helen Brown, 87, of Black Oak died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Black Oak Baptist Church. She was born in Caraway to Pearly and Katie Clark Kelems.
She is survived by her husband, C.R. Brown of the home; a son, Paul Brown of Jonesboro; two daughters, Paulette Fleming of Troy, Mich., and Wynette Hall of Gaithersburg, Md.; a sister, Mildred Brown of Caraway; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pearly and Ruth Kelems; four brothers; and a sister.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Langford-Bookout Funeral Chapel with Rev. Chad Morgan and the Rev. Ulysses Vandermolen officiating. Entombment was in the Jonesboro Memorial Park. Langford-Bookout Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers were Roy Kelems, Jess Kelems, Jesse Fleming, Mark Fleming, Dwight Gurley and Dan Finch.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Black Oak Baptist Church, P.O. Box 9, Black Oak 72414.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.langford-bookoutfuneralhome.com.