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Marie Brasher

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Marie Brasher
Marie McClearn Brasher, of Paragould, Ark., died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2008.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who spent her life loving her God, her family and her church.

She was born on Oct. 26, 1913, in Marmaduke, Ark. to Roy and Mary Elizabeth McClearn. She was married on June 21, 1930 to William Guy Brasher in Venice, Ill. They were blessed to celebrate 66 years together before he preceded her in death.

She is also survived by her two daughters and their spouses, Jane B. and Garnet McDaniel, all of Jonesboro, Ark., and Ruth Ann and Jim Cain of Paragould; her five grandchildren and their spouses, Craig and Tracey McDaniel, Grant and Jacque McDaniel, Lee and Jane Marie Woodruff, Clay and Lee Ann McDaniel, Matt and Susan Christian, Laurie and Allan Davis; ten great-grandchildren, Jenna McDaniel, Jace McDaniel, Jackson McDaniel, Will Woodruff, Jacob McDaniel, Weston Woodruff, Stephanie McDaniel, Katy McDaniel, Chloe Christian and Connor Davis. In addition she is survived by her niece Twyla Spain of Hornersville, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Brad Christian and her brother, Ellis McClearn.

She was a long time member of the Arbryd Baptist Church and for the past twenty- three years of her life, a member of the First Baptist Church of Paragould. She loved her church and regularly worshiped with her family. She was a faithful prayer warrior.

She was a 70-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she held several offices. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Cooperative Extension Service.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Paragould Benevolence Fund or Paragould Children's Home.

The family received friends from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, at the First Baptist Church of Paragould. The service followed at 2:30 p.m.

Burial was held in Greene County Memorial Gardens.

Honorary pallbearers were O. H. Clopton, Jr., M.D., Donald Hardin, Joe Hardin, June Roland and the staff of Greene Acres Nursing Home.

Heath Funeral Home of Paragould was in charge of arrangements.