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Sunday, April 17, 2016
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Miles~Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory announces the services for Charles David “Preacher” Branch, age 74, who passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was a native of Jacksonville, FL. He was a United States Air Force and United States Army Veteran. He retired from Bell South after 31 years; was the Choir Director and Sunday School Superintendent at Faith Baptist Church and an ordained Pastor.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Branch; mother, Margaret Crews; brother, Reverend William Bill Branch; two brothers in-law, John C. Pete Griffin and Malcolm Griffin; a sister in-law, Marilyn Branch; several aunts and uncles.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Ann Griffin Branch of Baxley; four daughters, Candice Branch of Baxley; Tonya Smith of Suwanee, Stacy Branch of Martinez and Shelli Dubberly and husband Brandon of Baxley; one son, Ricky Morris Jr. and wife Kayla of Baxley; six grandchildren, Josh Smith, Darienne Coleman, Bryn Coleman, Jaden Dubberly, Tate Morris and Jace Morris; three sisters, Anita Ursua of California, Ruth Harris of South Carolina and Maudella Goodwin of California; seven special brothers in-law, Wendell Griffin and wife Alene, Randall Branch and wife Cathy, Harry Griffin and wife Joan, Cecil Griffin and wife Karen, Richard Griffin, Tim Griffin and wife Sandy and Carlos Griffin and wife Julie; five special sisters in-law, Mary Ellen Smith, Sarah Boatright and husband Ronnie, Janie Sue Cummings, Donna Parlor and husband Tim and Carolyn McMillian and husband Mitchell; a special aunt, Minnie Lee Davis; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Faith Baptist Church at 2pm with the Reverend Gary Conger, Reverend Dennis Lewis and Reverend Phil Keeter officiating.
Interment will follow in the Carter Cemetery.
Mr. Branch will lie in state one hour prior to services on Sunday.
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 6-8pm at Faith Baptist Church.
Active Pallbearers will be Jeremy Lightsey, Tadd Sharpe, Jeffery Simmons, Randy Yawn, Michael Hood, Mark Kamalakis, Brandon Dubberly, Hunter Griffin, Jessie Aldredge, Josh Smith, Bryan Griffin, Michael Griffin, Alan Smith, Kenny Smith, Rodney Griffin and Greg Griffin.
Honorary Pallbearers will be AT&T (Bellsouth) Retirees, Shann Peanut Company I and II employees, Eddie and Phyllis Crapps, Mr. and Mrs. James Twiggs, members of Faith Baptist Church, Davita Dialysis Centers of Waycross and Brunswick, Durwin and Melanie Griffin, Wayne and Kim Branch, Cynthia Peacock Carter, Linda and Stewart Campbell, Steven Greenway, Janell Presley, Wadis and Myrtis Shipes, Freddie and Donna White, Henry and Runell Branch, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Orvin, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Igou, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Crapps, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beecher, Billy and Lawanda Medders, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Carter and all friends and family in attendance.
Friends and family may sign the online guest book at milesnobles.com.
Miles~Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements for Charles David “Preacher” Branch.