George William Branch, 75

Published 4:59 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2013

CUMBERLAND, September 17 — George William Branch, 75, of Cumberland, departed this life on Friday, September 13, 2013 in Cumberland.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Laura Susan Branch; two daughters, Renarta McFarland (Shannin) and Sasha Branch; a son, Clentis Branch; his mother, Queen Estelle Branch; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters; four brothers; mother-in-law, Loyce B. Lewis; a sister-in-law; two brothers-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His remains rest at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home, Cumberland, where public viewing will be held Tuesday (today) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Cumberland, with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Lowell Foster, pastor, will be officiating and the Rev. Howard C. Cooper will be eulogist.

Donations may be made to the Cumberland Volunteer Rescue Squad.