Obituary – James Garrie Brasher

Published 3:35 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2019

James Garrie Brasher, 91, died on the Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Hendersonville, Tennessee, after a short illness. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Reverend Michael Peasall will officiate. A memorial service for Nashville/Hendersonville friends and family will be planned for a later time. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.

Born in Tallahatchie County, he grew up as the only child of Garrie and Maggie (Tribble) Brasher on a small farm near Charleston, Mississippi. He graduated from Charleston High School in 1945. Mr. Brasher served in the U.S. Marine Corps in both World War II and the Korean War.

After military service, he completed his college education on the “GI Bill,” graduating with honors from Mississippi College. Mr. Brasher was the first of his extended family to receive a college education. He furthered studies in business law, taxes, and accounting at the Memphis College of Accountancy. While at Clinton, Mr. Brasher worked as a full-time employee in the news room of the Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson, MS.

Jim is survived by his wife of 70 years, Carolyn Sturdivant Brasher; three children, John Brasher of Oxford, Mississippi,  Martha Brasher (Tom) Boone of Nashville, Tennessee, and Sally Brasher (Michael) Peasall of White House, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Carolyn Elizabeth (Boone) Bledsoe, Philip Lawrence Boone, Sarah Joyce (Peasall) McGuffey, Hannah Grace (Peasall) Fisher, Leah Faith (Peasall) Bryan, Joseph Clay Peasall, Emma Caroline Peasall, and Julia Elizabeth Peasall; and five great grandchildren, Thomas Henry Bledsoe, Adelaide Elizabeth Bledsoe, Jack Avett Bryan, Lillian Eila Bryan, and Langford Oaks McGuffey.

In honor of Mr. James Brasher’s service to our country, the flag of the United States Marine Corps will be flown at Coleman Funeral Home.

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