Jane C. Branch

Published 12:12 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2017

FRANKLIN — Jane Collins Branch, 91, widow of William Mordicai Branch Jr., passed away on Feb. 6, 2017.

Jane was born in Lillington, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Worrell Collins. She was also predeceased by a son, William M. Branch III and his wives, Lynette Stubbs and Vickie Johnson.

Mrs. Branch was co-owner of Branch’s Shoes and was a member of Franklin Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Branch King of Asheville, North Carolina; one son, Jerry Collins Branch and his wife, Anne, of Powhatan; nine grandchildren, Cynthia Weeks (Ethan), Jennifer Jannusch (Mike), Billy Branch (Heather), Blair Branch, Bob Branch, Beth Hinchcliffe (Michael), Zach King, Dillon King and Patrick King (Jenny); and eight great-grandchildren, Jordan and Andrew Weeks, Emily, Sarah and Megan Jannusch, Evan Branch, Anne-Collins Hinchcliffe and Colette King.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, in Franklin Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Gibson officiating. The burial will follow at Poplar Spring Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. in Wright Funeral Home where Order of the Eastern Star rites will be accorded at 3:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Franklin Fire and Rescue or Franklin Baptist Church.