Joyce J. Brashear

August 12, 1933 - December 23, 2006

Mrs. Joyce J. Brashear, age 73, of Anna, Texas passed away December 23, 2006, in Anna. She was born August 12, 1933, in Melissa, Texas to Harlen and Mossie (Loftice) Ashley. On July 9, 1949, she married Delton Brashear in Sherman, Texas. Mrs. Brashear worked for Gulton Luminator for 18 years. She was a member of the Congregational Methodist Church in Van Alstyne, Texas. She is survived by her son, Randy Brashear of Anna, Texas; daughters, Debbie Hemphill of Van Alstyne, Texas and Pat Rutherford and husband, Mark of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Lynn Hemphill and wife, Carla, Colby Hemphill, Candace, Clark and Gary, Aaron Wright and Rusty Brashear; great grandchildren, Hannah Hemphill, Caleb Hassel and Candace Hassel; brothers, H.N. Ashley of Wylie, Texas and Jess Ashley of Van Alstyne; sisters, Sue Justice of Allen, Texas, Mary Murphy of Leonard, Texas, Linnie Vee Walden of Garland, Texas and Cristine Rollins of Anna; nieces, nephews and other loving relatives; and companion of 26 years, Al Bryan. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Coyte Ashley; sisters, Gwen Christian and Hazel Reed; husband, Delton and second husband, H.L. McGuffin. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2006, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Norman Free officiating. Interment will follow at Van Alstyne Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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Nana, You were always so special and I love you so much. I always thought of you as my own personal angel and life without you is going to be so hard. I know grandmothers are special but you were the most special of all. I hope you are at peace and I will see you again one day. Thanks for being my Nana! Aaron LeeAnn Wright, January 13, 2012 Dear Pat, Debbie, and Randy, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet person. I have many fond memories of her when I spent time at your house when we were young. I talked with her several times when she came to the school to pick up Rusty or have lunch with him. I am so sorry I was not able to attend the funeral, but did not hear of her passing until it was too late. Pat I still live in Howe and teach in Anna. I have thought of you often and asked your mother about you several times, and would love to see you sometime. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you at this time. God Bless. Carol Sutterfield Carter, January 15, 2007 Pat, Debbie, and Randy, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your Mother. I have such fond memories of both your Mom and Dad as we were all growing up. I remember spending the night at the big house that used to be where the funeral home is now! What memories of playing "spin the bottle" and having to walk all the way around that house. And riding horses at the saddle club and all the other great things we did growing up. Your Mother was always there and helped to make things fun. I remember her laughter the most. I know you all will miss her terribly. Take care of each more than ever! With much love........Pam Pam Johnston Kirkland, January 4, 2007 Pat,Debbie,and Randy, I did not learn of your loss till now. My deepest love and respect to your mother. A mother's love is never replaced. So many fond memories of each of you and your parents. God Bless your families. Pam (Anderson)Boddie 1/4/07 Pam (Anderson) Boddie, January 4, 2007 Sorry for your loss. May God be with you. carlton f jackson, January 2, 2007 Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time, may God be with you. Ted & Kathy Morrison, December 31, 2006 Randy, Pat & Debbie & Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very special woman, who brought much happiness and sunshine into the lives of many others. Her family was the most important to her and it showed in all of her actions. I treasure the times that I got to spend with her. She left so many happy memories and her kindness will always be remembered. She will be missed so much! God has her cradled in his loving hands now. Love always and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers, Connie Connie Dee Tate-Cotten, December 28, 2006 Pat & family, I was so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. She was such a sweet person & I have many fond memories of her. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this time. I'm sorry I could not attend the funeral service. Call me sometime, 903-532-6657. Love ya, Kathy (My mom sends her thoughts & prayers also) Kathy Lynn Tolbert (Tillett), December 27, 2006 Dear Pat,Debbie,Randy and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I wish that I were able to be there, but am not. I would love to see each one of you. I pray that you will be able to sense God's peace, comfort, and love during this time of sorrow. May God bless each one of you. Sincerely, Darla (Watson) Cranford Darla Ann Cranford, December 27, 2006 Pat you always had such a special memory in my mind of how sweet you were when we were children. May God bless you in this difficult time. Prayerfully Barbara Barbara A. Cook Townsend, December 27, 2006 Time flies,it seems like no time since we were kids. This is a time appointed to all.Mine and MICKIES sympathy is with you William Don Hix, December 27, 2006 Debbie, I am very sorry to hear about Joyce. I wish you and your family peace during this difficult time. Rick O'Neal, December 27, 2006 Al, We are so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing, although we are unable to attend the funeral we will have you and your family in our prayers Randy & Renee Powell, December 26, 2006 So sorry to hear of the death of your mother.Randy spent some week ends at our home when we lived in VanAlstyne lstyne Kevin Esther A Braddock, December 26, 2006 What a wonderful person. We all have many special memories. I will always cherish them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this trying time. God bless you. Susan Williams, December 26, 2006 With Deep Sympathy I am thinking of all of you. Jolene Elliott, December 26, 2006 Thinking of you at this time of sorrow and hoping to ease some of your pain. Dianna Lynn Hooper (Elliott), December 26, 2006 Please know that we are thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers. With deepest sympathy Lana Briscoe and Penny Murley Lana Briscoe, December 25, 2006 You are in our thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy, Nank and Nellie Phillips James and Billie Biggerstaff Nank and Nellie Phillips, December 25, 2006