Eva Branscum, age 97, of Somerset, passed away on Sunday, July 3,
2016 at her home.
She was born March 7, 1919, the first child of the late Kizer and
Susie Dick Morrow of Wayne County, in the Gregory community.
She was a retired employee of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, now known
as Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation.
She was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church where she was a
faithful member and supporter as long as her health permitted.
She is survived by a daughter—Annita Roberts of Monticello; and
three sons—Lewie (Jeanette) Branscum of Franklin, Ind., Larry (Betty)
Branscum of Ocala, Fla. and Allen (Emily) Branscum of Somerset, Ky.;
one brother—Denver Morrow of Hendersonville, N.C.; six grandchildren—
Ken (Tammy) Roberts, Diane (Kevin) Bratten, Tammy (Scott) Gordon,
Mary Beth (Cory) Wynn, Stephanie Abernathy, and Cindy (Steve) Cohee;
seven great-grandchildren—Emily and Madeline Gordon, Cooper, Grayson
and Beckett Wynn, Amanda Davis and Danielle Dye along with several
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie, on August 23, 2008
after nearly 70 years of marriage.
They were united in marriage on November 3, 1938 in Wayne County and
moved to Somerset in December of 1969.
She was preceded in death by three sisters—Vena Lovell, Nellie
Halcomb, and Lillie Turner; three brothers—Carl, Edd and Omer Morrow;
a son-in-law—Frank Roberts; and a grandson—Stephen Branscum.
She had a life that was centered around her family, God, and her
church and led by example rather than words.
She will be remembered for her caring, gentle spirit and her
devotion to her family, friends and her independence.
Funeral services were conducted at the Oak Hill Baptist Church on
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gary Phelps and Rev.
Harold Brown officiating, and Ken Roberts, a grandson, also assisting.
Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Her family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of
contributions be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or the Oak Hill
Baptist Church Building Fund.
Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on July 12, 2016