Marie Campbell Brown departed this life July 16, 2014 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born Oct. 14, 1927 in Jackson, Tenn., to Hugh Campbell and Marie Gold Campbell.

She graduated from Jackson High School and attended Drury College. She was a resident of North Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her husbands: the late John Brown, Eddie Suddreth, and Bill Ketcher; her parents, Hugh and Marie Campbell and her step mother Kathleen Campbell.

She is survived by extended family members, lifelong friend Ellie Martin and her family, special friends Doug and Anita House, Brent and Cathy Henderson.

Marie was a successful business woman. She sold real estate, owned and operated a motel, package store, mail order business, laundry mat, her own dress shop "Marie’s" in Cassville, Mo., and John Brown Cartage Company. She was Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, a member of North Little Rock Business and Professional Women, and the North Little Rock Jaycees. She was of the Methodist faith.

Marie was kind, generous, had a great sense of humor, and a positive outlook on life. She especially loved her animals; Miss Kitty, Beau, Missy and Tess.

Marie’s friends extend their gratitude to the staff of Southern Trace

Rehab and Care Center and Arkansas Hospice for their kindness and attentiveness to Marie in her last days.

A memorial service was held at Roller-Owens Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 22.

In lieu of flowers, Marie requested memorial be made to Friends of Animals in care of the North Little Rock Animal Shelter, No. 1 Championship Dr. North Little Rock, AR 72118.

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