Anna Branham

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 21, 2007

GREENWOOD – Services for Christine Campbell Branham, who died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 1 p.m. today at St. John’s United Methodist Church, in Greenwood.

Burial will follow at Itta Bena Cemetery under the direction of Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the church.

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Mrs. Branham was born Nov. 17, 1908, in Clinton, Ky., the first child of Calvin and Sophie Campbell. The family moved to Memphis in the 1920s where she graduated from Central High School. In 1938, she married Edwin Branham and resided in Greenwood for 64 years. She was currently living in Natchez to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.

A charter and faithful member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Mrs. Branham was active in the Wallace Sunday School Class, prepared communion and assisted with church meals for many years. She was a member of the Greenwood Woman’s Club. Mrs. Branham was a homemaker who also enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, travel, needlepoint and sewing. She will be remembered for her graciousness and generosity; and by many for her trays of delicious homemade rolls.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Branham; and sister, Louise Steadman.

Survivors include her only child, Anna Branham James of Natchez; sister, Kathryn Boggs of Memphis; granddaughters, Allison James Hescock and husband, Dr. Jay Hescock, and Callie James Daters and husband, Dr. Andrew Daters; great-grandchildren, Anna and Sarah Hescock and James and Grace Daters, all of New Orleans; nephew, David C. Branham of Greenwood; nieces, Betty Branham Pope of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Beverly Taliaferro of Drasco, Ark., Nancy McDougal of Holly Springs, Betty Boggs Saxon and Dorothy Bishop, both of Memphis; special sister-in-law, Nell Woolf of Natchez; and other cherished friends in Greenwood.

Pallbearers will be David C. Branham, Mark Kimmell, Dennis Barlow, Brister Barlow and Dennis Barlow Jr.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church in Greenwood or Jefferson Street United Methodist Church in Natchez.