Carolyn Allen Brown

Carolyn Inez Allen Brown, 83, of Monticello, passed away on June 19, 2020, at the Woods Nursing and Rehab in Monticello.

She was a former Drew County Treasurer, Monticello City Alderman, and previously worked in the banking field.

Mrs. Brown was born in Drew County on March 1, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Andrew “Andy” Allen and Velma Webb Allen.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Brown; and her mother and father-in-law, G.A. and Maureen Rogers Brown.

Mrs. Brown was a 1955 graduate of Monticello High School and a lifelong member of Monticello church of Christ. After graduating from the Draughon School of Business in Little Rock, she returned to Monticello to begin her career in banking at Union Bank. She soon moved to Commercial Bank where she worked until 1977 when she was elected Drew County Treasurer. She served as the Drew County Treasurer until her retirement in 2000.

She was civic-minded and had a great love of serving the people of Monticello. So, after her official retirement, she was elected to the Monticello City Council, serving as a city alderman from 2005 until January 2018.

Mrs. Brown also enjoyed her involvement in the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was twice Regent of Colonel David Love DAR Chapter.

Mrs. Brown had many talents. Her entertaining antics brought many people joy and laughter. She was a devoutly loyal wife, mother, mother-in-law, and friend.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her sons, Blair Brown and his wife Stephanie and Anthony Brown and his wife Jill; two granddaughters, Maggie and Kate Brown; two grandsons Joe William and Tye Brown; and family and friends whom she cherished.

A graveside memorial service will be held at Oakland Cemetery.

Her family wishes to thank all who provided her with dedicated care over the past few years, especially Dr. Jeff Reinhart & staff, the staff at Grand Manor, Drew Memorial Hospital, The Woods and Hospice Care. A special thank you to her helpers, Sofonda Turner, Stephanie Miller, Tracy Rawls, Jeannie Jones, Angela Thompson, and Pam McEowen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Foundation Fund in care of the Joe and Carolyn Brown Memorial Scholarship.