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Muriel Brannon

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Sunday, December 1, 1929 - Monday, February 8, 2016

Mrs. Muriel Brannon of Hartford went home to be with the Lord Monday, February 8, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was 86. 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10 at Hartford Baptist Church with Reverend Moody Faulk, Reverend Bruce Spivey and Reverend Buddy Hood officiating and Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.  Interment will follow in the Hartford City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Hartford Baptist Church Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until service time. 

Mrs. Brannon was born December 1, 1929 in Georgia to the late Emmett and Vetro Posey Elliott. She humbly accepted the responsibility of a Pastor's wife with elegance and grace and played an essential role in the ministry of the local church. Whether teaching a Sunday school class or cooking meals for the bereaved, Muriel was always engaged in serving others. She was a beautiful example of Christian love and service and will be dearly missed. 

In addition to her parents, her son, Jimmy Ralph Brannon; sisters: Imogene Foster, Verna Mitchell and Autrey Rutherford; brothers: Rudolph, Donald and Emmett Elliott all preceded her in death. 


Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Dr. Ralph Brannon, Hartford; daughters: Patsy Burnett, Clanton and Laura Sorrells (Jeff), Hartford; son, Phil Brannon, Alabaster; grandsons: Brannon Burnett (Misty), Nick Burnett (Meg), Zac Burnett (Brooke West), Grant Sorrells (Magen) and Logan Sorrells (Jacey Winingham); granddaughter, Jamie Deason (Josh); great grandchildren: Somer, Autumn, Colt, Natalie, Evan and Aytch; sisters: Doris Foster (Freeman), Marion, GA and Shirley Pugh (Bob), Brewton; bother, Benny Elliott, Woodbury, GA; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

Funeral Service

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016



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Robin Bush Gurganus

Dear Laura and Family, my sincere sympathy at the passing of your loved one. Miss Muriel was a very kind and gracious lady and I know she will be missed by many. God has just gathered another beautiful flower in his heavenly bouquet. God Bless and keep you all, sincerely, Robin
Martha Shipman

Losing a parent is tough, especially our sweet mama's. Knowing she is in a better place gives us comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and miss you, Martha
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Donna Reynolds

Phil and family: I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a precious soul and all your friends knew how much she loved you! I always enjoyed seeing her at your concerts through the years and seeing that big smile on her face and love shining through her eyes as she watched and listened to you play and use your talent for the Lord. I pray GOD will wrap his big, loving arms around you and give you peace and strength during this time. Know that you are loved my friend and that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Mary Burnett Burt

Dr. Brannon, Patsy, Phil, and Laura,

William and I extend to you and your family our very deepest condolences in the loss of Miss Muriel. We have been very saddened the last few days in learning of her condition, and now our hearts are truly very heavy, along with you all, in your having to say good-bye to her.

You all have been so very special to us and to our family for a long time. Dr. Brannon was such an exceptional pastor to this family, and to many others, when your family moved to Clanton. And we won't ever forget it. We love and lift you up in prayer today and in the coming days in your time of grief because we truly understand that God cares and sustains.

Most sincerely,

Mary Burnett Burt
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Dorothy Causey

I am so sorry to learn of Muriel's passing. She left suchsweet memories of our many visits together. May God comfort you all, Ralph, Patsy, Phil and Laura., as well as all the family.

I know she was well loved in the church and community. Her life was lived in loving service to her family and to her church . She will always be remembered
with love and appreciation.


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