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Curtis Branum

Curtis Leo Branum, 87, of Richmond, passed away on Monday, November 12 at Reid Hospital.
    He was born September 11, 1925 in Byrdstown, Tennessee to Robert Lee and Eller Glass Branum. He moved to the Richmond area in 1957 and married the former Dorothy Anthony on August 13, 1959. Mr. Branum was a retired carpenter who enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
   Mr. Branum will be missed by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Branum, of Richmond; son & daughter-in-law, James & Pam Branum, of Richmond; step-daughter & son-in-law, Brenda & Ray Gibson, of Bluffton; step-daughter, Marcia Lee Lester, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Millie (Delbert) Pennington, of Fishers and Clarice Rayborn, of Livingston, Tennessee; several nieces & nephews.
   Mr. Branum was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister and 2 brothers.
   A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 16 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Entombment will follow in Earlham Mausoleum
   Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 at the funeral home.

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We so enjoyed our conversations with Curtis over the years when we would stop by on our walks around the neighborhood. The cantalope and watermelon that Curtis sold were the highlight of our summer.

Larry and Lynn Knight Nov 29 2012 12:00 AM

Jim, Dorothy and family,
Jim, sorry for the loss of your father and hope that your fond memories of him will comfort you during your time of sorrow.
Dorothy, sorry for the loss of your husband. Mike and I truly appreciated your help with Mike's mother while at the same time you were caring for Mr. Branum. You truly are a wonderful person.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Mike and Penny (Ramey) Wickes Nov 16 2012 12:00 AM

Dorothy so sorry for your loss. Curtis was great man and i will miss him. I will miss his joking , he always could make me laugh.Stay strong.

Shirley Steele Nov 15 2012 12:00 AM

My Condolences to the Branum family,  I was very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. My Heart goes out to all of you. My Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Jim and Pam if you ever need someone to talk to feel free to come to me. I am hear for you as a Friend, and Christian Brother and Sister in Christ. As I am unable to make it to the calling, but my thoughts and prayers will certainly be with you and your family.  God Bless You...
                                       Love In Christ,
                                        Karen Hickey

Karen Hickey Nov 15 2012 12:00 AM

You were much more than just the neighbor on the corner. We enjoyed getting to know you and talking with you from time to time. When you said you planned on selling and moving to another location we were sad because we would miss you. I suspect you left a great mark on the world and I thank God my wife and I were able to meet you.

David Ashcraft Nov 15 2012 12:00 AM

Jim, I was sorry to hear of your father''s passing. I hope your lifetime of memories of your time together will never fade and provide you comfort. You and your family are in our prayers.

Nancy and Mark Smith
Phoenix, AZ

Mark Smith Nov 15 2012 12:00 AM

Thinking and Praying for your family at this timed of loss.

Mike & Carol Britt Nov 14 2012 12:00 AM

Jim, Sorry for your loss.  Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheray Krick Nov 14 2012 12:00 AM

Dorothy and family, we are sending our message of sympathy to you this way because we cannot come to the funeral.  We have just went through some really really bad weather issues here in New Jersey with the horrendous hurricane Sandy.  Uncle Curt was always nice to us and you were also Dorothy, always being very hospitable when we came to visit you at times.  May he rest in peace and May God bless you and your family at this sorrowful time.

Love,  Carol and Ken Rayborn

Carol and Ken Rayborn Nov 14 2012 12:00 AM

If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway
and thoughts a memory lane
I'd walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again
No Farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-bye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why.

My heart's still active in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one can ever know.
But now I know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten
I pledge to you today
A hallowed place within my heart
Is where you'll always stay.

God knows why, with chilling touch,
Death gathers those we love so much,
And what now seems so strange and dim,
Will all be clear, when we meet Him.
I Knew you for a Moment

James & Barbara Wilson Nov 13 2012 12:00 AM

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