Gerald D. “Dee Dee” Branton
Gerald D. Branton (affectionately known as Dee Dee), age 73 of Dallas, Georgia passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday morning, November 15, 2018.
Funeral services for Gerald will be held at 2PM Monday, November 19, 2018 at Howard Grove Free Will Baptist Church, between Cottonwood and Ashford, with Pastor Dwight Deal officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Family First Funeral & Cremation Care. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service time at the church, beginning at 1PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Howard Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 5824 County Road 55, Cottonwood, AL 36320 or to the American Cancer Society, 3054 McGehee Road, Montgomery, AL 36111.
Gerald was born November 7, 1945 in Houston County to the late Willie Wilburn and Willie Mearl Welch Branton. He enjoyed spending time with his family, building and fixing things, fishing, watching old westerns and making people SMILE. In addition, Gerald loved to cook and loved the Lord.
In addition to his parents, Gerald is preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Addie Dora and Ed Welch, a brother, Willie Maston “Buddy” Branton and a twin brother that died at birth, Burl C. Branton. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Ruby Y. Branton of Dallas, GA; a daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie Jo and Clint Ridenhour of Slocomb; two sons and daughters-in-law, Willie Gerald Branton, Jr. and his wife, Clista of Trenton, SC and Bryan Reinell Branton and his wife, Nicole of Dallas, GA; a brother and sister-in-law, J.B. and Crissie Branton of Cottonwood; 13 grandchildren also survive, Jamie, Jeremy, Jesse, Josie and Jennie Ridenhour, Hannah, Leah and Colton Branton, Ian, Jaydon, Peyton, Ashton and Owen Walker and a sister in law Alice Branton of Cottonwood.
Care for the Branton family is being provided by Jason Shepard, Randy Crenshaw and staff at Family First Funeral & Cremation Care.
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