Sparkman Obituaries

Sparkman Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Sparkman, AR

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  • Friday Jun 12 | via WKYT 

    Grand Ole Opry Star Jim Ed Brown dies

    Jim Ed Brown, a longtime Grand Ole Opry member who had solo and group hits and was a prominent figure on country music television shows, died Thursday. He was 81. Brown died of cancer at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee, according to a news release from Webster Public Relations.

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  • Friday Jun 12 | via Bangor Daily News 

    'Grand Ole Opry' star Jim Ed Brown dead at 81

    Jim Ed Brown, a star on the "Grand Ole Opry" radio program for more than a half-century, died Thursday night in a Nashville-area hospital at the age of 81. Brown died at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee, after a long battle with lung cancer, according to Webster Public Relations. "He had class and he had style and he had a great voice," Bare said.

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  • Thursday Jun 11 | via Daily Mail 

    Grand Ole Opry star Jim Ed Brown dies aged 81 after ...

    Jim Ed Brown, a star on the Grand Ole Opry radio program for more than a half-century, died on Thursday night in a Nashville-area hospital at the age of 81. Brown died at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee after a long battle with lung cancer, according to Webster Public Relations. Bobby Bare, who produced some of Brown's work and was a long-time friend, told Reuters: 'He had class and he had style and he had a great voice... He was a real artist.'

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  • Thursday Jun 11 | via Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch 

    Jim Ed Brown, Grand Ole Opry country star, dies at 81

    Jim Ed Brown, a mainstay at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry for since 1963 and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, died Thursday Born on April 1, 1934, Brown began listening to the Grand Ole Opry at a young age on his family's farm in Sparkman, Ark. The Browns, formed with his sisters Maxine and Bonnie, broke out in 1959 with "The Three Bells," a hit that led the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks.

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  • Thursday Jun 11 | via Hampton Roads Daily Press 

    Country singer Jim Ed Brown dead at 81

    Jim Ed Brown, a longtime Grand Ole Opry member and a fixture on country music television shows, died of cancer on June 11, 2015 at 81. Jim Ed Brown, a longtime Grand Ole Opry member and a fixture on country music television shows, died of cancer on June 11, 2015 at 81. Jim Ed Brown, a longtime Grand Ole Opry member who had solo and group hits and was a prominent figure on country music television shows, died Thursday. He was 81. Brown died of cancer at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee, according to a news release from Webster Public Relations.

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  • Thursday Jun 11 | via ABC 33/40 

    Grand Ole Opry member Jim Ed Brown has died at 81

    Jim Ed Brown, a longtime Grand Ole Opry member who had solo and group hits and was a prominent figure on country music television shows, died Thursday. He was 81. Brown died of cancer at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee, according to a news release from Webster Public Relations.

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  • Thursday Jun 11 | via WWWM-FM Toledo 

    Jim Ed Brown, Country Music Hall of Famer, Dies at 81

    Jim Ed Brown, a member of the country music trio The Browns and a star of the Grand Ole Opry for more than a half-century, died Thursday. He was 81. Brown, who was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in March with his sisters Maxine and Bonnie, died at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn.

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  • Thursday Jun 11 | via WWWM-FM Toledo 

    Grand Ole Opry's Jim Ed Brown dies at 81

    The smooth-voiced singer Jim Ed Brown, a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1963 and a 2015 inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame, died Thursday. Last September, he revealed he had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer.

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