OBITUARY

Betty Parks Branham

September 12, 1939November 23, 2019
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Funeral service for Betty Parks Branham, 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Burial will follow in Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Branham passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019. Born in Pacolet, she was a daughter of the late Reeford and Vera Kirby Parks. She was the wife of the late Gene Branham. Mrs. Branham was a graduate of Spartanburg College and retired from Palmetto Baptist Academy where she taught for 25 years. She was a member of New Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Julie B. Magness (Tim); son, Jeff Branham (Penney); three brothers, Jim Parks, Jerry Parks, and Jackie Parks. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Blake and Lauren Branham and a great-granddaughter, Emslee Branham. She was preceded in death by her sister, Donna Rowe.

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  • FAMILY

  • Father:Reeford Parks (deceased)
    Mother:Vera Kirby Parks (deceased)
    Brother: Jim Parks
    Brother: Jerry Parks
    Brother: Jackie Parks
    Sister: Donna Rowe (deceased)
    Husband: Gene Branham (deceased)
    Daughter and Son-in-law: Julie B. and Tim Magness
    Son and Daughter-in-law:Jeff and PenneyBranham
    Grandson:Blake Branham
    Granddaughter:Lauren Branham
    Great-granddaughter: Emslee Branham
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rodney Dorn, Pallbearer
  • Ronnie Rowe, Pallbearer
  • Blake Branham, Pallbearer
  • Ron Simmons, Pallbearer
  • Steve Smith, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 24, 2019

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Betty Parks Branham

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Larry Candler

November 24, 2019

Betty graduated from Lockhart HIgh School with me in the class of 1958. She was a sweet person. I have seen her several times at our class reunions. She was always friendly with a beautiful smile at these reunions. I want to extend my condolences to the family for your loss.

Larry Candler
Greenville, SC

Penney Branham

November 23, 2019

Amy Williams-White

November 23, 2019

Mrs. Branham was the first loving teacher that I ever had. She will be truly missed. Praying for comfort for her family and friends.

Amy White

November 23, 2019

Ms. Betty was loved dearly by her Silver Sneaker friends at the YMCA. She always brightened the room with her perfect smile, baby blue eyes and pink-colored tops!
Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Betty knew what a Sweetheart she was! During my visits with her, she would say how much I “made her day”, but little did she know just how much she “made my day”! God places certain people in our life’s for a reason, never dismiss that opportunity! Much love to you, Julie! Thank you for letting me be a part of your family’s life. Amy

Wendy Sweigart

November 23, 2019

Miss Betty as I know you, through Sandra and Ron Simmons.
I will always remind you as an Elegant Southern Lady.
I know Sandy will miss her shopping Buddy.
We know you have left us here on Earth but we are comforted that you are with the Lord in Heaven.
Prayers to the Family.
Love Wendy Sweigart.

Mary [Chasteen] Watson

November 23, 2019

Jeff, Julie, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. You have my deepest sympathy at this most difficult time. Betty was a lovely and beautiful lady, inside and out. Praying for the family as you celebrate her life.

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