Vera Branham
Vera Branham
  • January 5, 1927 - January 27, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA Mrs. Vera Lee Gladden Branham, 90, died Friday, January 27, 2017. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Great Falls, she was a daughter of the late William Lonnie and Minnie Leila McWatters Gladden. She retired as a seamstress with J.B. White Department Store. A longtime member of Maple Street Southern Methodist Church, she attended Rosewood Baptist Church where she was active with Sunday School and Young at Heart.

Surviving are her daughter, Brenda Coker (Heyward) of Columbia; son, Rocky Branham (Lynne) of Chapin; brothers, Kenneth Gladden of Myrtle Beach, W.L. Gladden (Vera) of Elgin; sister, Loretta Joyner (Donald) of Columbia; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, L. Dale Branham; son, Timothy Dale Branham; and brothers, Osborne and Jack Gladden.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.