Emma Marie Branch

1922 - 2011

Emma Marie (Brodie) Branch, 88, of Portland, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at her home. She was born December 22, 1922, in Fulton, the daughter of the late Dominic and Hattie May (Fielder) Brodie. She was united in marriage to Roy Branch, who preceded her in death. Emma worked at the Spot Café and Hollis Logan Nursing Home. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one son, Lonzo Roy Branch of Portland, Mo.; three daughters, Helen Brewer and her husband Jimmy of Portland, Mo., Hattie Dunavant of Louisiana, Mo., and Rosie Winingear of Fulton, Mo.; four brothers, Carl Debrodie of Jefferson City, Mo., Donald Debrodie of Mokane, Mo., Joe Debrodie of Fulton, Mo. and Ed Debrodie of Fulton, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, Martha Hays, Dale Brewer, Dannie Brewer, Leslie Brewer, Darrell Brewer, Richard Brewer, Melinda Brewer, Justin Winingear, Linda Dunavant and Margaret Dunavant; 25 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Her parents; husband; one son, Samuel Leslie Raines; one great-great-granddaughter, Jessica Nicole Brewer; and two brothers, Frank and Charlie Debrodie, preceded her in death. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2011, at Portland Cemetery in Portland, with Reverend Don Daniels officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m., until time of service on Friday at the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences may be sent to the family at maupinfuneralhome.com

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