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Art Brewer

Arton was born in Hornbeak April 12, 1931, son of Doyle and Gladys Brewer. He was married to his sweetheart, Mary Ann Allen, for 49 years until her passing in 2004. Arton was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked in the meat packing industry for nearly 50 years. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and was an excellent example to everyone around him.
He enjoyed reminiscing with friends and family, watching Western films and eating a big plate of traditional Southern comfort food. He also loved spoiling his wife, Ann, attending worship services, singing, playing the guitar, fishing, hunting and exercising daily. Arton was an exceptional man in everything that he did, his conduct and his demeanor were always level-headed, humble and kind. He will always live on in our hearts.
Arton is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Brewer) Lester; his son, Jeff Brewer and Kevin Jerome; his grandchildren, Caleb Lester and wife Jessica, Sarah (Lester) Morrison and husband Logan; two great-grandchildren, Peyton and Paris Lester; his sisters, Vallie Burden, Evonne Stewart, Shelia Owens, Peggy Mackiewicz and Jean Brewer; his brothers, James “Jed” Brewer, Doyle Brewer, Roger Dale “Cotton” Brewer, Cliff Brewer and Joe Brewer; his stepmother, Jewell Harbor Brewer Green; along with many nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ann Brewer; two sisters, Lasphenia Atkins and Pansy McMillon; two brothers, Caulie “Buck” Brewer and Harry Brewer; his parents, Doyle Brewer and Gladys (Corkran) Brewer; and his grandparents; Lucy Cain Corkran and Mose Coleman Corkran.
A memorial service will be held at Tara Church of Christ in Jonesboro at 7 p.m. Thursday, with Richard Harp officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held at Obion County Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. July 9, with Bobby Stewart, his brother-in-law, officiating. There will be a reception for family and friends to gather, following the graveside service.
Memorial donations may be given to either Tara Church of Christ Community Outreach at 1820 Lake Spivey Parkway (Hwy 138), Jonesboro, GA 30236; to the Obion County Cancer Walk of Hope at P.O. Box 482, Union City, TN 38281; or to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, by clicking this link: or via mail at 3715 Northside Pkwy., Bldg. 400, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30327.