Ann Marie Brantley (1920 - 2012)

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Ann Marie Brantley, 91, surrounded by family, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 14, 2012, following a sudden illness.
She was born to John and Augusta Cabral on July 25, 1920, in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, and lived in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., since 1949.
Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who possessed a very generous spirit and an exceedingly kind heart. Her most joyful moments were when she was surrounded by her large extended family on special occasions. Ann was deeply loved and admired by all those who knew her, and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her seven children and their families, as well as a large extended family. She is survived by son, Robert Brantley; son, George (Shelley) Brantley; son, Walter (Linda) Brantley; son, Patrick (Elaine) Brantley; daughter, Karen (Jim) Dunkle; son, Richard (Rhonda) Brantley; and daughter, Linda (Bob) Carpenter. She is survived by grandchildren, James (Stacey) Brantley, Corina (Barry) Bizzell, Eric (Laura) Brantley, Karen (Phil) Hughes, Nathan (Milla) Brantley, Matthew Brantley, Christopher Dunkle, Rebekah (Kevin) Cox, Shannon (Mike) Leicht, Laura (Charles) Townsend, Stefanie (Jake) Meyer, and Ryan Carpenter. She is survived by great-grandchildren, Isabel Bizzell, Austin Brantley, Kyra Hughes, Adriel, Aaliyah, and Relena Brantley, Natalie and Hannah Cox, Alan, Jacob, and Ethan Leicht, Kaena and Brianna Townsend. She is also survived by one brother, Steve Cabral; and well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.
Ann was preceded in her death by her parents; her loving husband of 54 years, Herman; sister, Rosalie Ratcliff; and sister, Natalie Cabral.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18, at McLaughlin Mortuary, Fort Walton Beach. Interment will follow at Beal Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Covenant Hospice or Catholic Charities.

Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on June 17, 2012
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