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Resident of Ava most of her life Alta Brown, daughter of Martin Burton Lane and Celia Melinda Miller Lane, was born on May 10, 1915, in Squires, and passed away to her heavenly home on Oct. 10, 2007, in Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare in Ava, at the age of 92 years and 5 months.
Alta was a homemaker and resident of Ava most of her life.
On Aug. 15, 1933, Alta and Everett James Brown were united in marriage in Hartville, and to this union six children were born. She moved to Colorado in 1935 with her family and returned to Ava in 1948. Alta was a Christian and faithfully attended the Pentecostal Church. She was also called to the evangel ministry. She loved taking her family to church.
Alta enjoyed fishing, gardening and quilting. Most of all she loved spending time with all her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Everett; four sisters, Alma, Lillie, Joy and Lou; one brother, Martin; a son, Dennis; and a granddaughter, Lorrie Brown.
Survivors include one daughter and four sons, Betty Hale and Roger Brown, both of Ava, Larry Brown, Rochelle, Ill., David Brown, Mtn. Home, Ark. and Randall Brown, Denver, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Services for Alta will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Lester Platt officiating. Interment will follow in the Fannon Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. On line condolences may be made to www. clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com.