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Evelyn Brown, a longtime resident of the Dewar-Bartlett area passed away, Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 in Tulsa at the age of 79. She was born August 12, 1938 in Clinton, Arkansas to Chester Tarkington & Tennie Pauline (Davis) Tarkington.
Evelyn married William "Bill" Brown March 12, 1953 in Heber Springs, Arkansas and to this union three children were born, Vicky, Billy, & Rusty. She was a member of Dewar First Baptist Church for many years. Evelyn worked for 38 years at Dewar Schools in the cafeteria, as school librarian, and also as elementary school secretary. Evelyn invested a great deal in the Dewar community and her "Dewar kids". She was known by many of the "Dewar kids" either as Mom or mostly as "Granny Ev".
She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Ricky D. Tarkington, Sr., and a sister-in-law, Ruth Tarkington.
She is survived by three children:
Vicky Tiger & husband Tony of Tiger Mountain;
Billy Brown & wife Angela of Eufaula;
Rusty Brown & wife Shari of Dewar;
Eleven grandchildren, William Brown, Zachary Tiger & wife Katurah, Dr. Kyle Brown & wife Meghan, Dr. Sarah Mulliniks & husband Dusty, Michael Brown, Brittony Tiger, Ashley Howard, James Tyler Howard & wife Mikaelah,
Willie Brown, Tiffany Tiger, & Kimberly Howard; Eleven great grandchildren; One brother, Venson Tarkington of Denison, Texas; Also by a host of friends, her "Dewar kids" & other relatives.
Pallbearers will be, Ricky D. Tarkington, Jr., Jeff Tarkington, Daniel Tarkington, Jordan Tarkington, Zachary Tiger, & Dr. Kyle Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Brown, Willie Brown, James Tyler Howard, William Brown, Kyle Tarkington, Anthony Tarkington, Luke Tarkington, Noah Tarkington, Mattew Pye, Brandon Pye, & Jacob Pye.
Viewing for Evelyn will be from 3-8pm Tuesday, with family present to greet friends from 6-8pm.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Dewar First Baptist Church with Rev. A.J. Tiger & Rev. Ryan Wells officiating. Interment will follow in Lackey Cemetery in Hitchita under direction and care of Integrity Funeral Service.