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BRANNON, Charles Charles (Charlie) N. Brannon passed away at home of CHF (83) on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Born April 27 1931, he was the son of the late James William Brannon and Ruby Mae Nixon Brannon. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James Brannon. Charlie was born, raised, educated and worked in Atlanta. He graduated from Brown High School and Georgia Tech where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. He was Captain of the 1949 State Football Champs at Brown High and went on to play in the Orange and two Sugar Bowls in 1951, 1952 (National Championship) and 1953. Charlie taught and coached for 36 years in the Atlanta Public School System while at Southwest, Therrell and Douglass High Schools. Upon retiring in 1990, he continued coaching football at Newton County and Clarkston High Schools for five years. During his career, he never wanted to change careers. He was happy and content working with young people. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Ethel D. Brannon their three children, Harold Brannon, Linda Barrett (Greg), Joe Brannon (Kim) and eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 5 Dunwoody Park, Suite 118, Atlanta, GA 30338, Mountain Park UMC, 1405 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30087 or Calvin Cove, 2208 East Main Street, Snellville, GA 30078. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 19th in Eternal Hills Chapel with Rev. Charles Robinson officiating. Interment, Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, Noon to 2 pm at Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, GA 770-972-3155.

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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 18, 2014
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