Wynona Jewel Branson | 1923-2013

Published Saturday, November 16, 2013

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Wynona Jewel Branson

Wynona Jewel Branson, 90, a homemaker, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Brenham.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. Zack Landis officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Wynona was born May 2, 1923, to Jewel and Emma (Stotts) Williams in Stephens County, Okla. She graduated from Megargel High School in Megargel. Wynona married Charles D. Branson May 26, 1945, in Olney.

She served as chairman of the Decatur Hospital Board as it transitioned into Wise County Regional Medical Center. Wynona was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Charles D. Branson; and sisters Dema Nachtigal and Scott Bottarini.

Survivors include her son, Jerrel Branson of Brenham; grandsons Ash Branson of Waco, Cpl. Coleman Branson, USMC of Camp Lejuene, N.C., and Price Branson and Reese Branson, both of Brenham; brother-in-law Bill Gilmore and wife, Ann, of Decatur; niece Cherryl Gilmore of Brenham; and other family members and friends.

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