Deacon Arvan "Van" Gray was born March 1, 1950 to the Late Deacon Roy H. Gray, Sr. and Mrs. Bernice Gray in Grady, Ark. The Lord called Deacon Arvan "Van" Gray to his eternal home on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones.

Deacon Arvan "Van" Gray was born March 1, 1950 to the Late Deacon Roy H. Gray, Sr. and Mrs. Bernice Gray in Grady, Ark. The Lord called Deacon Arvan "Van" Gray to his eternal home on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones.


Van leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Bernice Gray in Grady, Ark.; his six children: DeWanda Gray of Phoenix, Ariz.; Jacinda (JC) Austin of West Memphis, Ark.; Ametra Baldwin of Little Rock, Ark.; Thaddeus "LaBrael" Gray of Pine Bluff, Ark.; Carmellia (Isaac) Daniels of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and Benny Bullard of Pine Bluff, Ark.; four brothers: Roy Gray, Jr. of Grady, Ark.; Eddie (Barbara) Gray of Tallahassee, Fla.; LeVaughan (Kellen) Gray of Pine Bluff, Ark.; Tyree (Birdie) Gray of Chicago, Ill.; four sisters: Elizabeth Autman of St. Louis, Mo.; Betty Gray of Atlanta, Ga.; Verla Sanders Gray of Little Rock, Ark.; Carolyn (Earl) Iverson of Pine Bluff, Ark.; seven grandchildren: DeShawn Gray; JC Austin, IV; Stephon Austin; Jerry Baldwin, Jr., Ezekiel Baldwin; Javian Baldwin; and Christen Gray. One great-grandchild: Isaiah Miller and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.


A Service of Praise and Thanksgiving for the Life of Arvan Gray will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Damascus Missionary Baptist Church, 10200 Grady Avenue, Grady, AR 71644, Rev. Robert Scott Sr., officiating. Interment immediately following the funeral in Forrest Lawn Memorial Garden, 6402 Princeton Pike, Pine Bluff, AR 71602 by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Visitation will be Friday, November 22, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 2704 Commerce Circle, Pine Bluff, AR 71601. The Repast will take place at 500 School Drive, Grady, AR 71644.


The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church from 10:15 a.m. until service time.


Online Register: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.