Farm accident claims life of Manila man

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Jeff Brown, Sr., 52, died in farm accident on the Wildy Farm near Manila on Friday, Dec. 11. Brown had worked on the Wildy Farm since 2004.

According to Maj. Larry Robinson with the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, Brown and another employee were working inside a grain bin when Brown became engulfed in beans.

Rescue workers from throughout the area responded including officers from Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, Manila Police Department, Manila Fire Department, Leachville Fire Department, Osceola Fire Department, Bay Fire Department, Blytheville Fire Department, and the Blytheville Emergency Squad. Workers were unable to retrieve Brown alive.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene by Mississippi County Coroners Mike Godsey and James Skinner.

Funeral services for Mr. Brown were held on Monday.

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