Robert and Margaret Branham of Camden are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary as well as Margaret’s 90th birthday on Saturday, January 7 with their family.
The couple was married on January 11, 1947 by Rev. J.B. Caston in the church parsonage on Chesnut Street in Camden.
Their children are Robbie Branham (Aimee) of North Myrtle Beach, Becky LaFrage (Jimmy) of Camden and Jody Branham (Donna) of Charlotte, N.C.
Their grandchildren are Rob and Sally Branham, Sam and Jack LaFrage (Sara Catherine), Chase and Meredith Branham (future grandson-in-law Dylan Rollins of Boston) and the late James L. LaFrage III and Laura Jane Branham.
Robert began his career after serving in the US Navy at DuPont in 1952 and retired in 1984 after 32 years of faithful service. He held several different positions in the Orlon Plant. Once the Nylon Plant came to Camden, Robert was promoted to the position of Nylon Industrial Relations supervisor.
He was always respected by the DuPont employees due to his kindness and fair treatment.
He has been retired for 32 years and has been blessed with outstanding health at the age of 93.
Margaret was born on Dec. 26, 1926 and the family will celebrate her 90th birthday on Saturday.
Margaret retired from First Palmetto Bank in Camden (formerly called Palmetto State Bank) after 38 years of faithful service. She was especially known for her knowledge in banking and customer service, resulting in a majority of customers frequently asking for Margaret. Margaret played on the Camden High School girl’s basketball team in 1941 when they won the state championship under Coach Pop Small. Her 5”1 small stature earned her the nickname “Pee Wee” which many still call her to this day.
Their children and grandchildren are grateful for the values taught by Robert and Margaret Branham, especially to never judge and to follow the Golden Rule; “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
Thank you mama and daddy for your unconditional love and Christian upbringing.