Ione Harrell Taylor Brown

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Monette -- Ione Harrell Taylor Brown, 83, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. She was born Aug. 5, 1930, in Macey to the late Roy and Minnie Pitts

Harrell. Mrs. Ione taught at Black Oak, Childress and Monette for more than 30 years and was a devoted member of the United Methodist Church of Macey and then Monette. Ione was an active member of the United Methodist Women, the Alpha Nu Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, and the Arkansas Teachers Association.

She is survived by her husband, Jodie Brown; two daughters and their husbands, Rhonda Taylor and Mike Sandifer of Washington, D.C., and Nikki and Allen Dewitt of Monette; four grandchildren, Mary and Samuel Sandifer, Logan and Laci Dewitt; a great-grandchild, Cameron; two brothers, David and Joe Harrell, both of Monette, and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby Taylor; a sister, Martha Jane Hout; two brothers, Jack and Roy Glenn Harrell.

A celebration of her life was 11 a.m., Tuesday March 3, at Monette United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Reed and Rev. Diane Wimberley officiating. Burial followed at Macey Cemetery.

Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Gregg Funeral Home and 10 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were Keven Varner, Griffin Varner, Barry LaFarlette, Glenn Harrell, Lyle Malloy and Dennis Gathright. Members of the United Methodist Church in Monette served as honorary pallbearers.

Lasting memorials may be sent to Monette United Methodist Church, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Brown family at