Buford Branch

Born: Sat., Sep. 9, 1922
Died: Sun., Oct. 16, 2016


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
Location: Lyons Chapel


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Location: Lyons Chapel


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Mr. Buford B. Branch went to be with the Lord on October 16, 2016, surrounded by family.
Buford was born in Toombs County, GA on September 9, 1922, to Ira and Alva Glisson Branch, and eldest to his brother Jack who precedes him in death.
He grew up on his family’s farm and served his country. Buford married his sweetheart, Dollie Marie Coe and later moved their home to Winter Haven, FL, where he owned and operated the Southside Barbershop for many years. Buford was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Winter Haven Masonic Lodge #186 F& AM, and a founding member of Lake Shipp Baptist Church.
Buford is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Marie Branch; his daughter, Terry G. Anderson (J.E. "Buddy") of Winter Haven; his granddaughters: Kelly Goodman (Monte) and Erin Sherwood; and his great-grandchild, Maddox Goodman.
Services will be held on October 26, 2016, at 2:00 PM at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Home in Lyons, GA. Interment will follow at Lyons City Cemetery. In addition, a Memorial service will be held later at Lake Shipp Baptist Church of Winter Haven, date to be announced. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 25, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Lyons Chapel.
Services and interment will be in Lyons, Georgia, under the direction of Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Lyons Chapel.

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Lisa Smith
   Posted Thu October 20, 2016
Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers on the loss of this sweet precious man. He will be missed by all the family.
Love and prayers,
Dale & Lisa Willliamson Smith

Gloria Branch Hutcheson
   Posted Sat October 22, 2016
I can still see that sweet smile and hear that contagious laugh! He was what men, husbands, fathers, grandfathers are supposed to be like. I will miss him, and I know he's in Heaven with Uncle Ira, Aunt Alva, Jack, Uncle Oscar, Aunt Juanita, Daddy and Mother and all the rest of the Branch family and they are having a grand old reunion!! I do look forward to meeting up with them soon!

Sherri F. Cooper
   Posted Mon October 24, 2016
You are in my prayers.
He was always happy and smiling every time I saw him. He will be missed.

Sue Rustin Grisham
   Posted Wed October 26, 2016
What a great life! Thank you , Sir, for serving our great country. I send you, his family, my sympathy and pray that you will be comforted by your happy memories. God bless you and strengthen you.

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