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Eddie Brown,Funeral Director/ Owner

Eddie is the founder and owner of Brown's Funeral Service. Having discovered at age 12 of having an interest in funeral service it was a lifelong dream to become not only a Funeral Director and Embalmer he wanted to own and operate his own Funeral Service. Eddie was the fifth child of seven (first son) born to A.E."Aus" and Annie (Goff) Brown, lifelong Marshall County (Madill-Kingston area) pioneers. Eddie graduated from Madill High School with the class of '67. Eddie served his first Funeral Director/Embalmers apprenticeship in 1976 and worked everyday toward being licensed. After a 20+ year career in grocery and real estate business he made the opportunity happen to go back to college and then to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he was class president and recieved Scholastic Acheivement Award. 
Brown's has grown to 4 locations since aquiring Durant Funeral Home in 1994. Eddie is a 36 year member of the Lions Club, a member of Atoka Masonic Lodge #4, Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association and The National Funeral Directors Assn. and all the area Chambers of Commerce where we have locations. Eddie served as City Councilman, Police and Fire Commissioner and as Mayor in Tishomingo. Eddie is a licensed Life Insurance agent and a pre-need counselor . 

 "Helping people has been a lifelong endeavor and Funeral Service has been the most rewarding part of my life because of the position I am in to help people, at their worst time."

Ryan Olmstead, Funeral Director and Embalmer

Ryan Olmstead is a 5th generation Funeral Director born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1975.  Ryan attended the Universtiy of Arkansas, majoring in Finance before attending mortuary school in Dallas.  While attending the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Ryan met Shanda Brown from Madill.  After graduating together they later married and have a daughter Abby.  After working as funeral directors in Arkansas, Ryan and Shanda moved to Oklahoma to join the staff of Brown's Funeral Service.  Ryan and wife Shanda are both licensed funeral directors and embalmers in both Oklahoma and Arkansas.  Ryan and Shanda are available to help families during their time of need at any of our locations.

Billy Stephens ,Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Billy is the son of Kathy Stauffer and the late Guy R. Stephens. Grandson of Lois and the late Melvin Stephens. Billy is married to April (Littleton) Stephens and has two boys, Hayden and Jackson. He is of the Baptist faith. Billy is a 2004 graduate of Atoka High School, and graduated in 2009 from SOSU with a bachelors in Business Administration Management. While attending SOSU, he begin working for Brown's Funeral Service in March 2008. As his interest grew in the service he decided to attend Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and graduated in 2011. His hobbies are hunting, fishing, and playing bluegrass/country music.  

Marvin Estes, Funeral Director/ Embalmer

 Marvin has worked in Funeral Service since 1970. He graduated from Coalgate high School attended East Central State University and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves. Marvin graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Class of 1988. Marvin is married to Lou Eva and has two grown children Marla and Justin. His compassion for people in a difficult time has been what has sustained Marvin's interest in Funeral Service.

Arvel Hall, Funeral Assistant

Arvel has been with Brown's Funeral Service since 1995. Arvel had a long career with the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier in Atoka. Arvel is a cattle rancher and a deacon and the music director at the Blackjack Baptist Church. He officiates many of our services along with his duties as a funeral assistant. Arvel served his country in the U.S. Army and spent 2 years in Germany. His compassion for people and willingness to help people "at their greatest time of need"  is shown in his every action.

Juqhatia "Quita" Combs Logue, Office Mgr

Quita came on board with Brown's Funeral Service in August 2007. She has vast experience in secretarial/office management. Quita worked several years for Missouri Farm Bureau and for Farmers Insurance Group/Mansell Agency in Atoka. She worked several years at the Atoka Truck Stop and has been a people person her entire life. She is a lifelong Atoka County resident and graduated from Tushka High School and attended Southeastern State University. Quita has been a big asset to the firm in the short time she has been with us and is active in selling monuments. She is always available to our families in need and looks forward to a long and rewarding career in funeral service.