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John Brannon

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oliver Funeral Home in Eupora, Miss., with burial in LaGrange Cemetery in Choctaw County, Miss.
The family will receive friends from noon until the hour of services Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Willy Weddle will officiate.
He was a journalist with The Union City Daily Messenger in Union City for 21 years. He received the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Feature Reporting in 1998 and the University of Tennessee State Press Award for “Best Single Feature” in 2005. He was a U.S. Army veteran with 20 years’ active duty, serving four tours in Vietnam, and in that time received 28 Air Medals, the Bronze Star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnamese Service Medal, five Army Commendation Medals and the Good Conduct Medal.
Buddy is survived by two daughters and his son-in-law, Jennifer (Brannon) Barhorst and Christie (Brannon) and Christopher Fawzy, all of Tupelo, Miss.; his son; John W. Brannon Jr. of Tupelo; three sisters, Joyce Ann Williams of Gastonia, N.C., Dorothy Dae McCorkle of Louisville, Miss., and Lucy Claire Thompson of Little Rock, Ark.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James R. and JoAnn Brannon of Olive Branch, Miss., and Michael N. “Mike” and Annie Gee Brannon of Hernando, Miss.; and his grandson; Saif G. Fawzy of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Viola Dew Brannon and Joseph Wiley Brannon; two brothers, Joseph W. Brannon Jr. and Albert Dewey Brannon; and three sisters, Betty Jane Shaffer, Avery Jean Carl and Patricia Sue Goff.
An online guest register is available at www.ofh