Katherine Branche Beale

Published 2:20 pm Sunday, May 6, 2018

FRANKLIN — Katherine Branch Beale, 89, widow of Theo Elliott Beale, passed away on May 6, 2018.

Katherine Branche Beale

Born on Nov. 16, 1928, in Southampton County, she was the daughter of the late Fenton and Hattie Raiford Branch. Katherine was also predeceased by five brothers, Lonnie, Joe, Rodgers, Wallace and Phillip Branch.

She was a 1946 graduate of Ivor High School, and a former employee of Union Bag Camp. She also helped her husband Theo in the day-to-day family farming operation.

Katherine was a member of Black Creek Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Ruby Katherine Beale Gray and her husband, Jimmy; a son, Thomas Exum Beale II and his wife, Michelle; two grandchildren, Christina Beale Hawkins (Josh) and Theo Ethan Beale (Ashley;) and four great-grandchildren, Kaine, Brooklynn and Bailei Britt and Everley Beale.

The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, in Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Matt Kidd officiating.