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Thomas James Brown, 92, of Conway, died Monday, May 11, 2020, at his home. He was born July 31, 1927, in Niangua, Mo. to John R. and Virginia Elizabeth (Shook) Brown. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Brown; a sister, Dorothy Fryer and a grandson, Robert Rippee. He is survived by his wife Oelta of the home; four children, Thomas J. Brown Jr. of Cedar Creek, Texas; William J. Brown (Sherry) of Niangua; Frances E. Brown of Lebanon; John C. Brown (Tammy Kay) of Marshfield; five grandchildren, James, William, Rachel, Amanda and Jonathan; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Francie Yates of Corsicana, Texas; a brother, Jon R. Brown (Kay) of Springfield, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral Mass for Thomas James Brown will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Day Funeral Home in Marshfield. Burial will be in Reed Catholic Cemetery near Conway. Rosary services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday with visitation to follow until 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Reed Catholic Cemetery and left in care of Day Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.dayfh.com.


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