Peggy Joyce Branton


Peggy Joyce Branton

86, Columbia

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Hathorn Funeral Home for Peggy Joyce Branton, 86, of Columbia, who died on Saturday, June 15 in Columbia. Burial followed in White Bluff Cemetery. Dr. Bryant Barnes and Bro. Tom Thurman officiated at the services. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until the time of the services on Sunday, June 16 at Hathorn Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward "Mutt" Branton, and parents, Jewell and Adelle Ginn.

Survivors include her two sons, Jewell Randy Beard (Teresa) and Jimmy Keith Beard (Rose), both of Columbia; three granddaughters, Kayla Slosky (Larry) of Hamilton, Lindsey Havard (Ryan) of Hattiesburg and Isabella Beard of Columbia and four great-grandchildren, Dakota Slosky, Ava Slosky, Hadley Rose Havard and Neely Kate Havard.

Pallbearers were Randy Beard, Ricky Carney, Larry Slosky, Ryan Havard, Mickey Branton and J Hugh Branton.

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Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements.

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