Essie Lee Stroud-Brown died May 9, 2011 in loving, calm surroundings, in Portland. Ore. Essie Stroud was born June 15, 1919 in her family home in Van Buren County, Arkansas to Ira and Cora Stroud.
She married William Harold Brown on Dec. 26, 1939.
She is survived by her sons, Carrol Wayne (Linda) Brown, Eagle Point, and Roger Dale (Nancy) Brown; a sister Obra-Lee Santani; seven grandsons and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents, seven of her eight sisters, one brother and her beloved husband, Harold.
She was much loved and will be missed.
The service for Essie Brown will be held Saturday, May 21, at Liberty Springs Church Christ Cemetery, Scotland, Arkansas. Scott Roderick presided.
Arrangements were under the direction of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, Portland.