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Obituary of Mollie Durham Branch – 1977

Source: A Tribute published in the pages of The Herald-Chronicle, Winchester, TN on January 20, 1977. See Transcriber Notes at end of document

Obituary reads:

Entered Into Eternal Rest

Saturday, Jan. 15, 1977

Mollie Durham Branch

Mrs. Mollie Durham Branch of R. 1, Winchester, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 1977 in the Franklin County Hospital following an extended illness. She was 74.

Mrs. Branch, a descendant of one of the Pioneer Franklin County families, was the daughter of the late James S. and Mary Taylor Durham. She was a member of the Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Watson Funeral Home. The Rev. Cecil Tucker and Rev. Doyle Johnston officiated. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery in the Broadview Community.

Survivors are one brother, Joe E. Durham of Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Marlin and Mrs. Jessie Womack, also of Winchester, Mrs. Maggie Hall of Tullahoma, Tenn.

[Transcriber Notes: Obituary found amongst my grandmother’s documents that I inherited from my father. Mollie Durham Branch’s sister was my grandmother, Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack. If you are a descendant of this Durham family of James Singleton Durham and Mary Jane Taylor, please contact me.

Mollie’s Parents: James Singleton Durham & Mary Jane (Taylor) Durham

Recap of Survivors:

Brother: Joe E. Durham of Winchester

3 Sisters:

Mrs. Hattie Marlin of Winchester

Mrs. Jessie Womack of Winchester

Mrs. Maggie Hall of Tullahoma, TN

Transcribed by Josephine Bolden-Pani on 8 June 2001. I may be contacted at

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