Branch, Doshia Mae (2008)

Obituary of Doshia Mae Branch ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Doshia Mae Branch, age 84, Pleasant Gardens, Marion passed away Friday October 31, 2008 at Grace Hospital.  Mrs. Branch was born in Spruce Pine, NC on July 12, 1924.

The daughter of Robert “Bob” Branch and Lydia Waycaster Branch.  She was a member North Cover Church of God.  She was retired from Ford Motor Company.Left to cherish her memory two sons Louie B. Willis and wife Karen, Eddy R. Willis and wife Linda, two daughters Betty G. Willis Schmidt and Judy E. Willis Pupava.

Grandchildren Darren Schmidt and wife Cindy, Johnny Pupava, Jerry Pupava and wife Melanie, Deanna Schmidt Pacitto and husband Shawn, and Carly Willis.  Great grandchildren Brandon Pupava, Tyler Hachey, Michaela Schmidt, Andre Pupava, and Mauro Pacitto.  A special son-in-law John Pupava and many, many nieces and nephews.

Service was held at North Cove Church of God on Tuesday November 4, 2008 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Harold Riddle and Rev. Wayne Braswell officiating.  Visitation for friends and relatives was Monday November 3, 2008 from 6-10 PM at Kirksey Funeral Home.

Kirksey Funeral Home Marion will be assisting the family.  Words of comfort may be shared with the Branch family at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 5, 2008 Volume 14 # 44