Branch, Margaret Ann Gray

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branch margaret grayMargaret Ann Gray Branch, age 87 of Pulaski passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 20, 2011 in the Lewis Gale Hospital, Pulaski. Born December 20, 1924 in Wythe County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Crockett Gray and Harriet Jane Hunley Gray.

Her husband, John William “Newt” Branch; Son, Billy Branch; an infant son;one Grandson, Terry Branch; four sisters and three brothers also preceded her in death.

She attended the Faith Bible Church, Pulaski and was an active member of the Ladies Home League of the Salvation Army. Her true love was the family she raised and the love and joy they brought to her throughout her life. May the love of such a remarkable woman continue to live through those she loved so greatly. Her sweet and loving smile will be missed.

She will be remembered by her children- John Branch and wife, Donna-Pulaski, Sandy Burton and husband, Bob-Pulaski, Peggy Friend and husband, Wayne- St. Augustine, FL. Grandchildren- David Branch and wife, Kim-Pulaski, Lynn Darby and husband, Mark- St. Augustine, Sharon Gray and husband, Kelby-Pulaski; Mechille Robertson and husband, Jeff- Vinton, Carol Hicks and friend, Chris Boothe-Pulaski, Crystal Ponce and husband, Jorge- Lakewood,WA., Kayla Billings and husband, Tim- Norfolk,VA., Korey Branch- Pulaski, Granddaughter-in-law-Tina Branch-Pulaski. 15 Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends who were blessed to know her. Her beloved cats- Tigger and Copper. Brother-Daniel Gray-Wythe County, Sister- Betty Gray- Wytheville, Daughter-in-law- Janet Branch-Pulaski.

A very special thanks to Dr Yoder and the caring nurses of Lewis Gale Hospital-Pulaski throughout the last few days of her life.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday 1:00 p.m. in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Jim Linkous officiating. Interment will follow in the Draper Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family will be meeting at the home of her son, Jon Branch at 1500 English Forest Road, Pulaski

To send your online condolence messages, please visit Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.