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Graveside Service

Fisher River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Sunday November 21st, 2021

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Willis Eugene Branch

Mr. Willis Eugene Branch entered his eternal rest at his home on Tuesday morning, November 16, 2021. He was born in Surry County on March 21, 1935, to James Hardin Branch and Mary Bet Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 54 years, Jo Nell Corder; his brothers, Monroe Stone, John Elgin, William Dillard, Walter Ivan, Wendell Hardin, James O’Neal and Wallice; his sisters, Eula Pearl Badgett, Ossie Beatrice Beasley, Mary Isabella Haymore, Betty Elizabeth Hawks, Nannie Susan Simmons, and Dorothy Mae Payne Cave.

He is survived by his children, Steve Branch and Marty Branch (Tammy) of Mount Airy, Tammy Cozzens (Darin) of Dobson and Johnny Branch (Kristin) of Cary, North Carolina; his grandchildren, Sunny Chrismon (Phillip), Travis Branch, Courtney Branch, Meredith Little (Aaron), Taylor Cozzens (Cesy), Jeanice Skousen (Tanner), Micah Cozzens, Colin Branch, Kayleah Branch, and Lexi Branch; his great grandchildren, Charlotte Chrismon, Chase Branch, Kai Wagner, Maggie Branch, Isaac Little, Benjamin Cozzens, Emmett Skousen, Eleanor Cozzens, and Caleb Little; and Manu nieces and nephews.
Dad truly did preach his own funeral by the life he led. He was humble, honest, faithful, generous, hardworking, respected, and dependable. He was a well-known gun smith and a friend to many. He truly did believe in working here on earth until your work was done. He insisted on growing a garden and watermelons this year, even after the diagnosis of Stage IV cancer. Family, neighbors, and friends in the community have always cherished his prized watermelons and to receive one in the summer should be regarded as a true blessing.
Sincere appreciation is extended to Yadkin Valley Home Health, Dannette Hawks and Mike Fields of Mountain Valley Hospice, and caregiver, Dale Williams for their excellent care. Appreciation is expressed for the many friends and neighbors who visited. A graveside service will be held Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 3:00 PM, in the Fisher River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Trent Lyons officiating. There will be no formal receiving at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Branch from 4:00 – 6:00 pm after the service. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Fisher River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Kathy Pegram, 4058 Pleasant Ridge Road, State Road NC 28676. Moody-Davis Funeral Service in Dobson is serving the Branch Family.

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A candle was lit in memory of Willis Branch

Odell Payne Nov 21 2021 2:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Willis Branch

Shannon Branch Nov 21 2021 9:40 AM

Prayers for the family that the God of all Comfort will be near to you.

Alton Bledsoe Nov 20 2021 10:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Willis Branch

Wanda Mitchell Dobbins Nov 20 2021 4:57 PM

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Micah Cozzens Nov 20 2021 2:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Willis Branch

Darlene Stanley Nov 20 2021 10:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Willis Branch

Martha Jenkins Haynes Nov 20 2021 9:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Willis Branch

Bonita Branch Wilson Nov 20 2021 1:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Willis Branch

Kay Branch Shugart Nov 20 2021 12:00 AM

I'm sorry to hear . He was a good man. Prayers for family.

Phyllis Sutphin Nov 19 2021 10:53 PM

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