William "Mr. Bill" Gene Brashers, 67, of Cave City died April 4, 2005, at his home.
Born Jan. 17, 1938, in Little Rock, he was the son of Loveda Brashers. He was retired from the Cave City School System. He was a Christian and attended Cave City Church of God.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Lois Erma-Jean Jones Brashers; six children -- Bryan Andrews and wife, Donna, Trish Penn and husband, Greg, Bill Brashers Jr. and wife, Deborah, Wanda Eckley and husband, Randy, all of Cave City, and Melissa Foster, and Jerry Brashers and wife, Teressia, all of Batesville; nine grandchildren -- Travis Penn, Kaitlyn Penn and David Brashers, all of Cave City, Amanda Foster, Blake Goodman, Dustin Brashers and Derek Brashers, all of Batesville, Preston Goodman of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Kayla Crawford of Judsonia; four brothers -- Bobby Tuggle of Evening Shade, Gerald Tuggle of Cave City, Donald Tuggle of Paragould, and R.H. Tuggle of Portland, Ark.; three sisters -- Carlene Waddell of Florissant, Mo., Francis Hughes of Malden, Mo., and Sylvia Breeden of Licking, Mo.; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Loveda Brashers.
The funeral was April 7 at Cave City First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Brown and the Rev. Lavon Post officiating. Burial followed in Palestine Cemetery west of Cave City with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Preston Goodman, Blake Goodman, Travis Penn, Gary Bradley, George Rudick and James Ring.
Honorary pallbearers were Amanda Foster, David Brashers, Kaitlyn Penn, Tom Foley, Bob Brown and Von Dean Matlock.