Posted: Friday, January 7, 2011 12:05 pm
The Messenger, January 7, 2011
James Namon Brann, 91, of the Pilot Oak community in Kentucky died 8:45 a.m. Jan. 6, 2011, at Green Acres Healthcare in Mayfield, Ky. He was the father of Danny Brann of Union City and the stepfather of Terry W. Beadles and Mike Beadles, both of South Fulton.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with the Rev. Jim Peyton officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Pilot Oak.
Friends may call at the funeral home 5-8 this evening and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until the hour of services.
The family requests that memorials be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Highway 94 West, Water Valley, KY 42085.
He was born Sept. 25, 1919, in Graves County, Ky., son of the late William Walter and Rosa (Carr) Brann. He was the widower of Lola Mae Brann and was married to the former Mossie D. (Morgan) Beadles Aug. 25, 1978. She survives. He was a lifelong resident of Graves County and a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
A U.S. Army World War II veteran, he attained the rank of corporal and received the EAME Theater ribbon with three bronze stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.
He was a retired mechanic and farmer who had attended school in Pilot Oak and had been commissioned a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors also include his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Bill Alderdice of Pilot Oak; another son, Billy T. Brann of Mayfield; three daughters-in-law, Jane Brann of Union City and Darlene Beadles and Debbie Beadles, both of South Fulton; his stepdaughter and son-in-law, Betty and Don Smith of New Albany, Ind.; and eight grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Blanch Russell and Lillie Mae Fuqua; three brothers, Loyal Brann, Ezra Brann and Aaron Brann; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.