Elwanda Brashears, 74, of Russellville, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 at her home. The daugher of Chester and Virgie Wirth Hipps, she was born July 25, 1937 in Russellville. She was a 1953 graduate of Marked Tree High School. Elwanda and Tommy Brashears were married Aug. 10, 1954 in Hernando, Miss. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Brashears was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Carl Hipps; and a sister Linda Scott.
She is survived by her husband, Tommy Brashears, Russellville; a daughter, Jan Goforth, Springfield, Mo.; two grandchildren, Rachell Morgan and T.J. Ragsdale, both of Russellville; her mother, Virgie Hips, Russellville; a sister, Evelyn McKinney, Marked Tree.
Memorial services were held Feb. 4, at Humphrey Chapel with Rev. Danny Baker officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
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