Nov. 1, 1932 – Feb. 9, 2021
Funeral services for Javus Branch, 88, of Sandy Hook, will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at Carson Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Archie Herrin and Rev. Blake Daniels officiating, interment at Carson Springs Cemetery.
Branch died in Hattiesburg Feb. 9, 2021. He was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Walthall County to the late Louisa and Edgar Branch. He is also preceded in death by his first wife Sarah Vince Branch; brothers Kneed Branch, Willie J Branch, and J D Branch; and grandsons Zachary Michiels and Jeremy Pope.
He was a deacon and Sunday School teacher at Carson Springs Baptist Church. He was a Mason of Bogalusa, LA Lodge #2447 for 60 years and Shriner; he was a part of various church quartets over the years. He was also a member of the CBMI in Summit. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and gospel songs.
Survivors include his wife Evelyn Branch; daughters Valerie (Thomas) McClelland, Valerie (Mike) Daly, Brenda (Kirk) Headley, Lydia (Keith) Hawkins, and Jill (Chris) Kelsey; sons Javus Chad (Amy) Branch and Bruce (Debbie) Brumfield; grandchildren Leighe (Ryan) Roark, Tommy (Jessica) McClelland, Jude (Brooklyn) Michiels, Emily (Eric) Brahms, Daniel Brumfield, Gregory Brumfield, Hayden Headly, Heath (Eva) Headly, Asher (Ashley) Kelsey, Laura (Alan) Seabaugh, and Ginger (Oren) Conner; great-grandchildren Lesleigh, Isaac, Ryleigh, Lawson, Grayson, Logan, Arthur, Charlie, Catherine, Elizabeth, Emily, Sarah Grace, Alex, Bethany, Nate, Nick, Scarlett, Silas, Athena, and Sunshine; sisters-in-law Dot Branch and Donnis Branch.
Pallbearers are Steve Jones, Steve Fortenberry, Larry Tullos, Harry Wilson, and Jesse Crain.
Honorary pallbearers are the men and women of Mr. Branch’s Sunday School Class and the deacon of Carson Springs Baptist Church.
Visitation will be at Carson Springs Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, from 10 AM until service time at 12 Noon.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com