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Earnest Garland Branch, Sr.

Born: Thu., Feb. 4, 1943
Died: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 03, 2020
Location: Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Feb. 04, 2020
Location: Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home

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Earnest Garland Branch Sr.

     Earnest Garland Branch, Sr., better known as "Big Daddy," 76, of Buckingham went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 31, 2020.

     He was born on February 4, 1943, in Buckingham County, a son of the late Thomas Oakley and Mary Pauline (Taylor) Branch. 

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Frances S. Branch.

     Earnest retired from Buckingham Slate Corporation after 33 years of service.  He was a member of Woodland United Methodist Church in Buckingham.

     Survivors include four children: Virginia Sanford, Barbara Snoddy (Travis), Earnest "Bo" Branch, Jr. (Lisa) and Pauline Blankenship (Bud) all of Buckingham; two brothers: Calvin and Acie Branch; a sister: Temple Taylor; nine grandchildren: Tanya Robinson, Kimberly Eppard, Heather Smith, Garland Branch, Sarah Layton, Kevin Jamerson, Amanda Blankenship, Abigail Snoddy, and Samantha Mertus; twelve great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends.

     A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home by Pastors George Schaefer and Donald Collins.  Interment will follow at Woodland United Methodist Church Cemetery in Buckingham. 

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Monday evening, February 3, 2020 at the funeral home.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Woodland United Methodist Church, 274 Riverbend Lane, Buckingham, Virginia 23921.

     Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.


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Luther and Barbara Davis
   Posted Sun February 02, 2020
We are saddened for your loss of Earnest, our Sympathy to you All, we know he's in Heaven with our Lord and Savior ,Jesus Christ and the love of his life dear Frances! Love Luther and Barbara

carole J martin
   Posted Sun February 02, 2020
So Sorry for your loss may he rip

Claire Dougan
   Posted Mon February 03, 2020
You're in our hearts and prayers at this time. We hope you always hold on to the warm and wonderful memories you shared together, and that they continue to bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. We love you!

With lots of love,

Claire, Lindsay and Kendall

Linda and Roy Watson and Tammy Via
   Posted Mon February 03, 2020
We send our condolences to the family. And woe have you in our prayers.

Mary Palmore
   Posted Mon February 03, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you .

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