Lennie S. Branch WEST COLUMBIA Lennie S. Branch, 88, of West Columbia, passed away peacefully in her home on September 23, 2013. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday September 26, 2013, at Ebenezer PHC, 501 Church Street West Columbia, SC, with interment to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel. Mrs. Branch was born March 22, 1925, in Lexington County, to the late Oscar J. Sturkie and Laura Lucas Sturkie. She had retired as an employee of Lexington School District 2 and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Branch was predeceased by her husband, Delbert S. Branch, and daughter, Alice B Crapps. Mrs. Branch is survived by her great-grandson, Tyler Boatwright of the home; son, Michael (Linda) Branch of Springdale; granddaughters, Sandy Boatwright (Rick) of West Columbia, Rebecca Canfield (Jason) of Cayce, Savannah Sheppard of Springdale; grandson, Tony Crapps (Heather) of Boiling Springs; sister, Lula Rutland of Gaston; and great-grandchildren, Austin, Alison, McKenzie, Elizabeth and Tristan. The family would like to express a special thanks to caregivers, Mrs. JoAnn Glover, Mrs. Ann Crapps and Tri County Hospice. www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.net
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Published in The State on Sept. 25, 2013