Anna Beale Branch

Published 1:03 pm Monday, November 1, 2010

Anna Beale Branch, 83, of Wakefield passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2010. She was an active and devoted member of Wakefield Baptist Church. Mrs. Branch was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Pettaway Beale and Anna Estelle Wade Beale and her husband, John R. “Spottie” Branch.

Mrs. Branch is survived by her son, John R. “Bobby” Branch, Jr. and wife, Terri; daughters, Patricia B. Gross and husband, Butch, and Faye B. Cook and husband, Frank; grandchildren, Jeremy Branch and wife, Melissa, Erin Branch Byrum and husband, Ryan, Bobby Gross and wife, Jennie, Tyler Gross and wife, Christina, Laura Gross McManus and husband, Adam, and Karen Cook Smith and husband, Phillip; great grandson, David Gross; great granddaughter, Hannah Gross, and a sister, Jacqueline Beale Jackson and husband, Aubrey of Cape Coral, FL.

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Wakefield Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Kerr officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wakefield Baptist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 567, Wakefield, VA 23888. Condolences may be registered at