|Retired school teacher and Henry
County native Zora Elizabeth Shofner Brasher of Chapmansboro died Wednesday,
Dec. 22, 2010, at her residence. She was 96.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral Home, with Gary S. Collier officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Tuesday until the service.
Born Sept. 26, 1914, she was the daughter of A.D. and Elizabeth “Miss Lizzy” Greer Shofner, now both deceased.
She was married in August 1940 to Harmon Elton Brasher, who preceded her in death.
Brasher was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and received her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She taught school at Puryear, Jellico, Friendship and Martin before retiring after 32 years. She was a Baptist and a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, where she received a 50-year pin.
She leaves a daughter: Ellen (Milton) McClurkan of Alva, Fla.; two sons: Dan Brasher of Chapmansboro and Richard (Dianna) Brasher of Hayesville, N.C.;
Five grandchildren: Marc (Jennifer) Brasher, Kelley (Barrett) Smith, Stacey (Tim) Luna, Milton “Mac” (Donna) McClurkan and Robbie Berrong;
Seven great-grandchildren: Sophie Brasher, Audrey and Tiffany Smith, Lee (Rita) Luna, Morgan Wallace, Mason Berront, Anna McClurkan; and a great-great-grandchild: Hunter Luna.
She also was preceded in death by four brothers: Albert, Richard, Farris and William “Billy” Shofner; and a grandson: Rick Berrong.
Reprinted from the Paris
December 27, 2010 edition ~ Used by permission
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