Mrs. Hazel Branch, age 95, of Butler, TN passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Sam and Ethel Garland Stout. Hazel was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed canning, cooking, farming, gardening, reading her Bible and her church where she was a former Sunday School teacher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Bill T. Branch; one daughter: Lola Arnold; and four sons: Wayne, David, Bobby and Franklin.
Survivors include: four daughters: Shirley Wagner of Butler TN; Barbara Campbell and husband Earl of mountain City, TN; Brenda Garland and husband Danny of Butler, TN; and Nancy Guinn and husband Hearly of Mountain City, TN; one son: Blaine Branch of Butler TN; twenty-one grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great- great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Special friends Tootsie Roberts, Barry Pleasant and numerous other friends also survive.
A funeral service for Mrs. Branch will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2016 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. R.L. Poole, Rev. Roy Wilson, Rev. Roy Dowell and Rev. Albert Perkins officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside service and interment will follow in Rock Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Hearly Guinn, Danny Garland, Danny Stout, Floyd Fenner and Barry Pleasant. Honorary pallbearers will be: Grandchildren, great grandchildren Daniel Jones, Brian Roark, Bud Reece, Gary Stout, Dan Lipford, Jim Brewer, David Holman and Jerry Roark.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to caregivers Valerie, Kevin, Brandon and everyone else who helped her with the days she had left.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.huxllipfordfh.com
Professional services for the Branch family are being provided by Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN