Charles H. Branch (THOMSON, Ga.)

THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Charles H. Branch, 85, beloved husband of Mrs. Dorothy Branch, of Glenn Stovall Drive, died Monday, February 16, 2009 in the McDuffie Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 19, in the Thomson First Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Full Military Honors. Mr. Branch was a native of Morgan, Ga., but had lived in Thomson for many years. He was a retired Master Sergeant from the U.S. Army and was retired from Civil Service at Fort Gordon. He was a member of the Thomson Lions Club, where he was a Past President. He was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Mens Bible Class. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Branch, Thomson; his daughter, Charlene (John) Smith, Martinez; his two sons, C. Hayden (Betsy) Branch, Jr., Roswell and Steven (Patrice Rhodes) Branch, Augusta; and his six grandchildren, Chris Smith, Brett Smith, Craig Smith, Davis Branch, Jessica Branch, and Justin Branch. Pallbearers will be Ralph Starling, Don Newsome, Russell Gary, Cliff Langham, Britt Hammond, and Doug Dent. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thomson First Baptist Church Sanctuary Renovation Fund. Friends may call at the residence or at the Curtis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home. You may sign the online guestbook at . Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-February 18, 2009