Arville Jesse Brown (1932-2011)

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Arville Jesse Brown
Born: 11 Dec 1932 Arkansas
Died: 25 May 2011 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: Wilbert Brown
Mother: Arrie Mae Yarber
Siblings: Arville Jesse Brown
Barney Allen Brown
Spouse: Virginia Mae Fisher
Married: 24 Jan 1959 Detroit, Michigan
Children: Anthony Francis Brown
Elizabeth Anne Brown
Jessica Brown
John Brown
Lloyd Brown
Mary Margaret Brown
Michael Joseph Brown
Russell V. Brown
Steven W. Brown


Petoskey News-Review, May 26, 2011

Arville Jesse Brown, 78

Arville Jesse Brown, 78, of Harbor Springs, died May 25, 2011, at Bay Bluffs medical care facility.

He was born Dec. 11, 1932, in Arkansas, and grew up in the Detroit area.

On Jan. 24, 1959, he married the former Virginia Fisher in Detroit where they made their home.

He worked for more than 30 years for GM in its Fisher Body Division/Cadillac Fleetwood Assembly. Following his retirement in 1985, the couple moved to Harbor Springs.

He enjoyed fishing and working outdoors and was very fond of his pet cats.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; his children, Christina Filardi of Redford, Mary Margaret Galloway (Gary) of North Carolina, Michael J. Brown (Jennifer) of Boyne Falls, Jessica Arnold of Harbor Springs, Steven W. Brown (Rita) of Madison Heights, Anthony F. Brown of Petoskey, Lloyd Brown (Mary) of Bay Shore, Elizabeth Metz of Petoskey, Russell V. Brown (Christina) of Arizona, John Brown of Redford. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters and half brothers and sisters, including Connie Brown, Danny Brown and Patsy.

A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at Holy Childhood Church in Harbor Springs. The Rev. Francis Partridge will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Childhood Cemetery. Friends may arrive at the church beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Schiller Funeral Home assisted the family and online condolences and memories may be shared at


  • 1940 Federal Census, Tyronza Township, Crittenden, Arkansas, April 22, 1940, Household #219:
Name Orvil Jesse Brown
Head of Household: Wilbert Brown
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 7
Birth Year (Estimated): 1933
Marital Status: Single
Birthplace: Arkansas
Residence in 1935: Rural, Crittenden, Arkansas
  • U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, database,
Name: Arville J. Brown
Last Residence: 49740 Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
BORN: 11 Dec 1932
Died: 25 May 2011
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951)