Floyd was the youngest child of Charles Hall and Anna Jane Moore Brashear. He had many nieces and nephews but was especially close to his niece Little Marie (Marie Chapman Senyard). He was preceded in death by his brother Charles Moore Brashear (1873-1880) and both his parents. Here is an obit from
RICHLAND BEACON NEWS, Rayville, La. (date unknown)
DEPUTY SHERIFF BRASHEAR, WELL KNOWN IN MONROE, PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY
Floyd H. Brashear, field deputy under Sheriff Mark A. Cooper, died at Rayville Friday morning at 8 o'clock. He was found dead in his room, following a brief illness of several days, the immediate cause of his death being heart failure. He was 40 years old and was a son of the late Capt. and Mrs. C. H. Brashear. He is survived by four sisters. The Richland Beacon News gives the following account of Mr. Brashear's death:
Mr. Wm. Lamie, who visited him frequently during his last illness, went to Mr. Brashear's room about the usual hour, 8 o'clock in the morning and found his friend cold in death. Evidently he had been dead several hours.
Floyd Brashear was born near Girard on April 19, 1881, his parents being the late Capt. and Mrs. C. H. Brashear. He has made his home in Richland Parish all his life, maintaining his domicile in Girard at the time of his death. He has been prominent in business, social and political life of the parish since early manhood. At the time of his death he held the position of field deputy under Sheriff Mark A. Cooper, a position he has filled acceptably under several sheriffs who preceded Sheriff Cooper.
Floyd was one of the most universally popular men who ever lived in the parish, esteemed and loved by all classes. He carried sunshine wth him everywhere he went, and was always acceptable company. His rare wit and good humor have brought smiles on thousands of occasions. His death causes universal regret.
Mr. Brashear never married, but leaves four sisters, Mrs. J. W. Wynn, of Crew Lake, and Mrs. W. P. McCall of Bastrop; Mrs. J. A. McCorkle, of Crowley; Mrs. F. N. McCorkle, of Athens, Ga; a nephew, E. M. Chapman, of Homer; and a niece, Mrs. F. T. Senyard, of Start; and awide circle of friends to mourn his death.
The Beacon-News offers its sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
Charles Hall Brashear (1841 - 1882)
Anna Jane Moore Brashear (1846 - 1898)
Note: Obituary and photos courtesy of Moses M. Coleman, Jr.
New Salem Cemetery
Maintained by: Little Marie
Originally Created by: Rhonda Carter
Record added: Feb 19, 2009
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