Stephen Edward Branch IV, 15, died Aug. 11, 2012 in a boating accident in Bayou la Batre.
He was born Dec. 17, 1996. He loved to fish and be on the water. He was also an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan.
Survivors include his mother and father, Jennifer Finney Branch, Jackson, Stephen Edward Branch II, Bayou La Batre; one brother, Stephen Edward Branch III, Bayou La Batre; four sisters, Amber Nicole Branch, Jackson, Angela Marie Branch, Brenda Curry, Stephanie Branch, all of Bayou La Batre; grandparents, Edna and Van Finney, Jackson, Helen and Edward Branch, Azura, MO.
A graveside service was Aug. 14 in the New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Frankville with Rev. Ernie Hinson officiating.
St. Stephens Funeral Home directed.