COLLINSVILLE ? Funeral Services for Nannie Bell Branch,
90, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2009 at First Baptist
Church in Collinsville with Rev. Jerry Davis officiating. Interment will
follow in Collinsville Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Meador
Funeral Home of Whitesboro. Visitation will be Sunday, March 15, 2009 from
6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Branch passed away Friday, March 13, 2009 at the Homestead
Nannie was born on July 2, 1918 in Collinsville to Fred and Ethel
(Swindle) Cannon. She married Allen ?A.J.? Branch on Nov. 1, 1947 in Gainesville.
Nannie worked various places in Collinsville and Whitesboro. She loved
people and gardening. Nannie was a member of the First Baptist Church in
Collinsville and was the oldest living member of the Whitesboro Riding
Survivors include a son, Jackie Branch of Collinsville, 5 grandchildren,
Elisha Parsons and husband Dustin of Sadler, Nancy Johnson and husband
Billy of Gainesville, Chasity Branch of Gainesville, Jane Todd and husband
Doug of Tuttle, OK and Freddie Robeson, Jr. and wife Michelle of Decatur,
9 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, Harding Cannon of Collinsville and Bob
Cannon of Perrin, 2 sisters, Joyce Johnson of Collinsville and Helen Jetzelberger
of Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ethel Cannon,
her husband, A.J. Branch, a son, Freddie Robeson, Sr., an infant son and
Pallbearers will be Dustin Parsons, Billy Johnson, Doug Todd, Freddie
Robeson, Jr., Billy Dan Johnson and Eddie Cannon.
By Elaine Nall Bay & Patricia Nall