Funeral services for Alma Lee Brasel Branham, 87, of Manchester were held Saturday with John A. Leonetti and Phillip B. Leonetti officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Branham passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
She was born Nov. 29, 1920 in Red Boiling Springs, the daughter of the late John Bennett Brasel and Lossie May Jenkins Brasel. She was retired from AEDC, where she was employed for over 30 years as a clerk in the photo lab of the Engineering Support Facility. She was a former member of the Toast Mistress, enjoyed quilting, and also loved to work in her garden. She was a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Branham is also preceded in death by brother, Jack Daniel Brasel and sister, Zel Marie Brasel Driver.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Glenn M. Branham of Manchester; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Carolyn Leonetti of McMinnville. Phillip and Nettie Leonetti of Knoxville; brothers, Odell Frank Brasel, John Fowler Brasel and Jonah B. Brasel; grandchildren, John Thomas and Sharon Andrea Leonetti; nieces, Sheila, Wanda, and Amelia; and other numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard (McMinnville, TN) 9 February 2008