2009-05-07 / Obituaries


Henry Gray Branson, 70, of Aquilla died April 28, 2009 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.

He was the son of the late Walter Barney Branson and Iva Burnett Becton Branson.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Johnson Branson, Aquilla; three sons, Graylon (Shelley) Branson, Rock Hill, S.C., Ladell (Lonnie) Branson, Tuscaloosa, Jeffery (Chastity) Branson, Union, KY; one daughter, Jada (Sammy) Shields, Coffeeville; two brothers, Frank Branson, Mobile, Roy Stokley, Morton, MS; one sister, Ouida McIlwain, Aquilla; 11 grandchildren.

The service was May 1 at 11 a.m. at Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Aquilla with Revs. Don Whigham and Sidney Hill officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Hill Cemetey in Aquilla. Phillips Funeral Home of Gilbertown directed.

Acative pallbearers were Dalton Branson, Cameron Branson, Lee Shields, Ethan Chancey, Cory Johnson and Jordan Chancey.

Honorary pallbearers were Melvin Dozier and Milton Dozier.


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