Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Cline Branch, 78, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Haynesville with Dr. Shelby Cowling officiating and a eulogy by her nephew, John R. Dickerson. Burial will be in the Old Town Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Haynesville.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Bailey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Branch was born in Haynesville on April 5, 1934 to Luther Fred and Ruth Axley Cline and passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 in Shreveport. She was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of First Baptist Church. She loved to work and serve, enjoying a 62-year career, most of it with Dr. Eddie Butler and Stallion Oil Field Services. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Brenda Caldwell; and brother, Freddie Cline.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, F. M. Branch of Haynesville; sons, Pat Branch of Shreveport and Mike Branch and wife, Lyn of Minden; grandchildren, Kaylie Branch, Jordan Branch, Blake Branch and Macie Branch; her sister's children, Mark Caldwell, Tracy Eaglin, Cathy Fullen and Cindy Riviere; and many other nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be nephews, Mark Caldwell, Scott Kilpatrick, Mike Dickerson, James Branch, Glenn Branch and Cameron Branch. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Eddie Anglin, Mike Anglin, Dr. Edward S. Butler, Bobby Butler, Jerry Clements, David Pemberton, Phil Pemberton and Herbert Taylor.
A special "thank-you" to Dr. Clint Butler, Dr. Sam Abshire, the staffs of Claiborne Manor and Christus Schumpert Highland for their loving care during Catherine's illness.
Memorials may be made to Haynesville First Baptist Church, 2021 Main St., Haynesville, LA 71038, Claiborne Academy, 6741 Hwy. 79, Haynesville, LA 71038, or the charity of the donor's choice.
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