Mary Arlean Brasher

Published 11:51 pm Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mary Arlean Brasher, 73, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 at Pearl River County Hospital in Poplarville, Mississippi.

Funeral Services will be Monday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Gerald S. Kirby officiating. Burial will be at Sycamore Cemetery, under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Visitation will Monday, May 25 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. at Picayune Funeral Home.

Mary was native of Picayune, a member of Goodyear Baptist Church, and worked for several years at Commercial Printing in Picayune. After the death of her husband she was a strong and loving mother, sometimes working three jobs to support her three daughters.

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She was preceded in death by: her parents: Arlie Dillard and Mary Mitchell Dillard; her husband, James Oliver Brasher; two sisters, Dorothy Jopes and Odell Mitchell.

She is survived by: her three daughters: Brenda Waggoner of Carriere, Della Jenkins of Picayune, and Martha Kirby of Hattiesburg; two brothers, Delos L. Dillard of Pearl River, La, Alvin R. Dillard of Picayune; one sister, Vonnie Marie Smith of Picayune; six grandchildren, Paula, Brandi, Jamie, Colt, Brooke, and Alexander; four great-grandchildren, Brittin, Madalien, Abigail, and Ethan.

Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home.