GASTONIA - Doris Coleman Branton, 84, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
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She was born in Candler County, Georgia on Aug. 4, 1929, to the late Cecil and Elma Edenfield Coleman.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 66 years, Robert Eugene Branton who died Oct. 16, 2013; stepmother, Millie Coleman and brothers, Dalwin Coleman and Doyle Coleman.
Survivors include her son, Michael and wife, Janet Cloninger Branton; daughter, Hazel Branton Roberts and husband Roger; grandchildren, Amy Mitchell and husband Brian, Kevin Branton and wife Candace; Stacy Yarbrough and husband Dan; Jacob Roberts, Justin Roberts; great-grandchildren, Luke Mitchell, Drew Mitchell, Elizabeth Branton.
A celebration of her life will be held 3 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Hensley offici-ating.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.
Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park with the Releasing of the Doves.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice c/o Robin Johnson House, Post Office Box 3984, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054.
Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144 is serving the family.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 20, 2014