Matthew Isaac Brown

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Matthew Isaac Brown, 7, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.

He was born on June 2, 2004, in Kennett, Mo., and is the son of Isaac and Elisha Logsdon Brown.

Matthew was a second grader at Piggott Elementary School and attended Living Word Tabernacle. He was an Honorary Arkansas State Police Colonel of Troop C.

Matthew battled cancer for nine months and stayed strong throughout the fight. Even during his illness, Matthew was always smiling.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Leonard and Helen Gross.

Survivors include his parents, Isaac and Elisha Brown; sisters: Natalie, Kaitlyn and Adalyn Brown; maternal grandparents, John and Debbie Logsdon of Piggott, Ark.; paternal grandparents, Larry and Rose Brown of Arizona; great-grandparents, Paul and Linda Baud of Illinois; great-grandmother, Viola Skidmore of Tennessee, and many other relatives and friends.

Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Piggott, Ark., with Bill Ivy officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of arrangements. Visitation is at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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