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Steven Brashear

Tuesday, September 18, 2001

MATTHEWS - Steven Michael "Spike" Brashear, 16, died Sept. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born Dec. 12, 1984, in Cape Girardeau, son of Michael Wayne Brashear of Sikeston and Kathy Ann Thompson Sparks of the home, he was a junior at New Madrid County Central High School where he played third base for the baseball team. An honor roll student, he was a member of the Art Club and the Renaissance Club for honor students and had been a member of Tiger, Cub and Boy Scouts. Spike had played with Little League teams in Matthews and New Madrid County and played intramural league basketball. A student of the month at New Madrid County Central Junior High School, he worked part time at Market Place in Sikeston and was a member of the Crowe Congregational Methodist Church in Matthews.

Survivors in addition to his parents include: one brother, Kyle Brashear of Sikeston; one sister and brother-in-law, Heather and Jeremy McDonald of Sikeston; his stepmother, Patricia Brashear of Sikeston; his stepfather, Joe Sparks of Matthews; maternal grandparents, Fairrell and Sarah Thompson of Matthews and Eunice Sparks of Matthews; his paternal grandparents, Janie and Everett Taylor of Sikeston and Charles and Juanice Downs of Risco; and his paternal great-grandfather, Tom Bolin of Bernie.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Herman Brashear and J.E. Sparks.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Bill McCormick of Marble Hill will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Justin Hart, Cliff Hopper, Eric Blankenship, Michael Hart, Anthony Grimes and Daniel Sutton.

Honorary pallbearers will be the New Madrid County Central baseball team.