July 05 1928 December 28 2019
Earl Tillman Branham July 05, 1928 – December 28, 2019 Share this obituary Send Flowers Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card Earl Tillman Branham of Lugoff, South Carolina, passed away Saturday, December 28, in Mount Pleasant, SC. He was 91. Earl was born on July 5, 1928, in Kershaw County, SC, to John Gary and Pet Abilee (Jackson) Branham. Earl was predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Christine “Chris” Branham Clark, Charles W. Branham, Sr., Clyde G Branham and Lois Branham Moore, as well as by a daughter, Kristina Rene Branham, and a granddaughter, Stephanie Denise McCulley. He is survived by four children, Joe Gary Branham of Florence, SC, Leann Marie Dowd (Jerry) of Charlotte, NC, Retha Mickell Branham of Washington, DC, and Matthew Jarrett Branham (Tara) of Mount Pleasant, SC, and by his granddaughters Mikell Kirby, Reese Mae Branham and Addison Breen Branham. Earl also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors who cared about him very much. Earl graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia with a degree in Agriculture and later obtained a Master’s in Education from the University of Georgia. He worked for many years as an educator in Whitfield County, Georgia before returning to South Carolina to join his brothers to form a construction business. As an educator, Earl served as a teacher, a school principle, and then as the Assistant School Superintendent for Whitfield County (Georgia). During his tenure as an educator, he helped lead the county through desegregation of schools, and was instrumental in gaining bond referendum approvals for the new construction of school facilities for the county. In the early 1970’s he left education to pursue a successful career in commercial construction, and by 1980 had returned home to join his brothers in forming a family owned construction company. Earl was a successful commercial builder in Columbia, SC and the surrounding area for many years. Earl attended St. John’s United Methodist Church in Lugoff, SC. He was an avid golfer and loved the outdoors, almost as much as he loved western movies. He was known to incessantly worry his children by insisting on working in the yard until very recently. For many years, he would randomly proclaim, “Fire in the mountains. Winds a blowin’. I’m goin’ nowhere. Get a goin’.” His family is still trying to figure out where that came from. He will be greatly missed. Services will be held Thursday, January 2nd at 11am at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Lugoff, SC. Visitation with the family will immediately follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Kornegay Funeral Home in Camden is in charge of the arrangements. SERVICES Funeral services Thursday, January 02, 2020 11:00 AM St. John’s United Methodist Church 45 Roseborough Road Lugoff, SC 29078 Get Directions on Google Maps The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Please keep my message private Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Earl Tillman Branham July 05 1928 December 28 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Camden, state: South Carolina