Lillie Dale (Maples) Brown, February 13, 1945~January 16, 2015

Brown for Website_edited-1Lillie Dale (Maples) Brown, age 69, of Farmington, Arkansas passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Dale was born in Cherry Valley, Arkansas on February 13, 1945 and grew up in Taft, California. She was the daughter of the late Raymond Maples and the late Fannie (Mizell) Maples.

Dale worked at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas for 29 years and she had countless friends before she retired in 2005. Dale leaves her twin children, son, Brian G. Brown of Little Rock, Arkansas; and daughter, Sheri Lynn (Brown) Tuck of Farmington, Arkansas; her grandson, Kelton H. Knipmeyer of Farmington, Arkansas; her sister, Emilie Pannell and brother-in-law, Donald Pannell, both of Clarksville, Arkansas. Dale also leaves behind several nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Dale was an extraordinary woman and in her youth, she enjoyed horseback riding, competitive archery, painting, and drawing.  She continued her painting into her later years and also enjoyed genealogy, shopping, cooking, and traveling.  Her family and friends were blessed with her sweet and funny spirit and enjoyed many happy times with her.

A memorial service in celebration of Dale’s life is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Beard’s Funeral Chapel, in Fayetteville, Arkansas at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280 Washington, DC 20077 | 800.283.7800, www.arthritis.org.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

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    Rhonda (Green) Bruso » 18. Jan, 2015

    Dale was a terrific neighbor and friend. I remember so many things about her. She and your dad were our first neighbors when we moved to Bugscuffle Rd. in Lavaca. Dale helped me order my first eye shadow (light blue!), painted a picture of daddy’s bird dog, let me babysit two of the cutest babies ever, and came to our rescue when there was a death in the family. These things don’t include the warmness of her friendship, her never give up attitude and that beautiful smile. Our sincere condolences go out to Brian, Sherry and Dale’s family.
    May God’s comfort cover you now and in the days to come,
    Rhonda (Green) Bruso and Donnelle Green

    Doris Husted Perez » 18. Jan, 2015

    Dale and I had a wonderful time as teenagers,she and I loved our horses and spent many happy hours riding in the hills among the oilwells. She was my idol as she was sweet,smart and beautiful both inside and out. I know she is no longer in pain,and is riding Nellie. She also brought me to the Lord at our Southern Babtist church. I know she will be greatly missed

    Susan Nelson Brown » 18. Jan, 2015

    I’m so sorry for your loss.


    Donna Gentry » 19. Jan, 2015

    I knew Dale from Sparks. She was a fun person to be around. She was friendly and that smile of hers was contagious. I am so sorry for your loss. I know she touched many lives. She was a kind and caring person.

    Dr. Sam Koenig » 21. Jan, 2015

    My prayers and sympathies go out to Dale’s family. In my years as a pathologist at Sparks, Dale was always a wonderful histotech and worked hard to provide us with the very best of quality services. She was a wonderful person and always fun to visit with. Her ready smiles always brightened my day. I know she will be missed.

    Candy Pender & Rachel Barfield » 21. Jan, 2015

    Sheri & Brian, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time and ease your burden. Take comfort in the love of friends and family.
    Aunt Rachel and cousin Candy

    Christine E. Hilker » 22. Jan, 2015

    Many condolences go to this family, especially to my good friend and co-worker, Sheri Lynn. Although I did not know Lillie personally I know she must have been a wonderful person to have raised such an exceptional and caring daughter. Hopefully, the many good memories you all have of Lillie will eventually ease the sorrow of this loss.
    Christine Hilker

    Betty Williams » 24. Jan, 2015

    Sheri Lynn, Kelton, and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss of this beautiful lady. I pray you can find comfort in God’s grace and in the precious memores you have of this beautiful lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Betty Williams

    Michele Whitman Ohler » 24. Jan, 2015

    Growing up Dale was such a sweet mother that made us kids in he neighborhood feel at home. She hosted some really fun sleep overs for us. I loved her kindness and beauty. She was one special lady. She had the ability to bring serenity and loving feelings when you were around her. I also remember she had a terrific sense of humor too. The world lost her but heaven gained an angel. Praying for peace and comfort to Sheri and Brian along with their families.

    Joseph Floyd » 25. Jan, 2015

    Sheri and Brian
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss. I pray blessings and peace over you in the days ahead
    Love Joey, Darlene, Bonnie, Tara, and Katie Floyd
    and Aunt Myrtle