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Willie "Mann" Brannan

April 10, 1963 — June 22, 2013

Willie "Mann" Brannan

Willie "Mann" Brannan, age 50, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at his residence under the care of Southern Care Hospice after an extended illness.

He was a native of Toombs County living the past 15 years in Appling County. Willie was a member of the Baxley First United Methodist Church and also a member of the Praise Team; enjoyed fishing and playing music and loved his family very much.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Juanita Tootle Brannan; one daughter, Linda Marie Stapleton; two brothers, Robert Willie Brannan and Fred Rosco Brannan; two sisters, Geneva Rountree Phillips and Nellie Dean Fish.

Surviving is his wife, Kathy Rich Brannan of Baxley; three daughters, Hannah and Rocky Lynn, Christie and John Smith and Amber "Tootie" Rich all of Baxley; adopted children, Robert and Amanda Phelps, Jonathan Vasquez and Amy Rich; adopted mother, Marie Brunner and husband Charlie; two sisters, Betty Phelps and Melina Englett both of Baxley; three brothers, James and Sue Brannan and Norman Brannan both of Baxley and William Brannan of Jacksonville, FL; nine grandchildren, Espen Smith, Olivia Smith, Jahalynn Lynn, Jarrod Lynn, Jonathan Smith, April Herrington, Ashton Smith, Devin Herrington and Dylan Lynn; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 24, 2013 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2 p.m. from the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Thad Harvey and Wayne Rountree officiating.

Interment will follow in the Omega Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers will be Michael Ewing, Cody Rich, Matt Rich, Charlie Rich, Chris Clifton and Johnny Ward.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Rozier, Waylon Boatright, Jason Brannan, Jonathan Vasquez, Billy Joe Rountree and Ken Smith.

Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at

Miles-Nobles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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