OJ William Brown, 91, of Trout, passed from this life on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He was born May 11, 1924 to the union of his parents, Richard and Rowena Estis Brown. Mr. Brown was a logger and heavy equipment operator. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 1, at the New Life United Pentecostal Church of Manifest with the Revs. David Poole and Tony Ewing officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by parents; a daughter, Linda Ryder; brothers, Darious Brown, Troy Brown, Elbern Brown, Roy Brown, Monroe Brown, Quincy Brown, Elmo Brown and an infant boy, Clifton Brown; sisters, Hettie Smith, Violet Tolbert and an infant girl; and daughter-in-law, Linda Sue Brown. Survivors include his sons, Michael Brown, Sr.