Funeral service to celebrate the life of Juanita Nelson Branham, 84, of Elgin, will be held Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Ken Jackson and Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Branham’s memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd., Lugoff, SC 29078, the American Heart Association of SC Memorials & Tributes, P. O. Box 5216, Glen Allen,VA 23058 or the Gideon International, P. O. Box 1333, Camden, SC 29020.
Mrs. Branham, widow of Cranshaw Branham, Sr., died Monday, July 18, 2011. Born in Lugoff, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Ruth Price Nelson. She was a charter member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Surviving are her children, Ruth Cooper (Howard), Lucy Cansler, Otis Branham (Sylvia) all of Elgin, Clara Fenton (Larry) of Camden, Cranshaw Branham, Jr. (Sherry) of Elgin, Sarah Riley (Bobby) of Elgin; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, J.C. Nelson (Margaret) of Westville, SC. She was predeceased by 2 infant sons, granddaughter, Kelley Cansler; 2 sisters, Mary Miles and Lula McKay.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to Dr. Terry Smith and staff at SCOA, Kershaw Health Hospice and Home Health.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
On-line condolences may be sent to the Branham family at www.kornegayfuneral.com.