The Picayune Item
Funeral Services for James Branch, 82 of Picayune, Miss., who passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 12 Noon until 2 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home .
Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
The Rev. James McCraney will officiate the service.
A native of Dexter, Miss., he was a retired Machinist. James was an avid gardener and fisherman. He adored his dog, Little Bit. He was a loving husband, father, and “Paw Paw”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.E. Branch and Mae Bennett Branch; his brother, Travis Branch; and his sister, Shirley Panno.
Survivors include his wife of over 64 years, Margie Vivalene Crain Branch; his three daughters, Norma Ann Spiers and husband Carlie, Mary Anita Palmer and husband Dewey, Patricia Jane Haney and husband J.J.; his 9 grandchildren, Joni, Jamie, Carla, Shawn, Shane, Shay, Jana, Jill, and Josh; his 16 great-grandchildren, Ellie, Hughie, Clay, Mattie, Shawn Jr., Matt, Corey, Jillian, Jordan, Baily, Madison, Dylan, Macey, Zoey, Tripp, and Riley; his great-great granddaughter, Alisa Faye; his five sisters, Georgia Mae Miley, Joy Faye Ellis, Linda Jenkins, Juanna Thomas, Janice Jerry; his three brothers, Daniel Branch, Horace Branch, Phillip Branch; numerous nieces and nephews.
Obituary, register book, and driving directions can be found on the internet page, at www.mcdonaldfh.com
Contributions may be made to the New Faith Missinary Baptist Church, 705 Sycamore Road, Carriere, MS 39426.