Times Staff Report
March 12, 2013
Willia Mae Bingham Branham, 94 years of age, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at Mountain Manor, of Paintsville.
Born Oct. 17, 1918, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late William A. Bingham and Danie Meeks Bingham.
Willia Mae was a devoted homemaker. She was a member of Horn’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a member of the Miriam Rebekah Lodge #31, of Prestonsburg.
Willia Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Roscoe Branham, on Oct. 17, 1975. In addition, a son, Estill Branham, and a sister, Marietta Crager, preceded her in death.
Survivors include six sons, William D. Branham and his wife, Hattie, of Prestonsburg, Roscoe E. Branham and his wife, Phyllis, of Prestonsburg, Donald E. Branham and his wife, Charlotte, of East Point, Gary A. Branham and his wife, Sharon, of Prestonsburg, and Paul R. Branham and his wife, Debbie, of Versailles; a sister, Alma Jean Howell, of Prestonsburg; and a daughter-in-law, Sally Branham, of Prestonsburg.
Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, Lisa Kimbler, Tina Blackburn, Mike Branham, Kimberly Crisp, Susan Crum, Jason Branham, Jordan Branham, Justin Branham, Joshua Branham, Lynda Branham, Cody Branham, Melissa Horn, Christina Crider, Erica Trimble, Shane Branham and Heather Branham, and numerous great and great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 10, with Rev. Garfield Potter officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Joshua, Jordan, Justin, Jason, Shane, Cody, Mike and Mike Branham II, and Dustin Crum.
The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.