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William “Bill” Branch, age 93, of Baxley, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at his residence.
Mr. Branch was born June 10, 1926 in Appling County to the late Cliff Branch and the late Gussie Hall Branch. He was a farmer and a deacon of Spring Branch Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Branch was preceded in death by his wives, Zula Beecher Branch and Josephine Carter Branch, a daughter & sons in law, Tonya Jean and John Willoughby and Randy Glisson, and a great grandchild, Toby Kate Boatright.
Survivors include his daughters & sons in law, Kathy Glisson, Della Kay and Frank Smith and Gayle and Jerry Baxley all of Baxley; sons and daughters in law, Danny and Lanita Branch and George & Dedi Carter of Baxley; brother & sister in law, Grady & Carolyn Branch of Baxley. Eleven grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Spring Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Bryan Gill, Rev. Tommy Daniels, Rev. Rick Brown and Rev. Robert Wigley officiating. Mr. Branch will lie in state one hour prior to the service at Spring Branch Baptist Church.
Interment will follow in Omega Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Adam Smith, Will Smith, D J Kimberly, Jonathan Mann, Channing Branch, Jerry Baxley, Jonathan Williams, John Ramsey and James Clark.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wilton Baxley, M.H. Baxley, Howard Jernigan, Henry Branch, Wendell Carter, Ruby Carter, Jr., Glynn Stone, Terry Braswell, Way Hutchinson, Edwin Moody and the deacons of Spring Branch Baptist Church, Tommy Craven and Felicia Carter.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Spring Branch Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Branch Baptist Church Building Fund c/o Ruby Carter, Jr. 1748 Spring Branch Church Road, Baxley, Ga. 31513.
Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.