Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Loraine J. Branham, 71, of Ironton, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at her residence.
The Marengo, Ohio native was born July 13, 1938, the daughter of the late Scott and Clara Dehart Varney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Louden Branham, who died Aug. 16, 1996.
She attended school in Marengo and was a former deli worker at Tipton’s Bakery and Supermarket in Ironton.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Ernie Branham and two sisters, Ernestine Horlocker and Rose Swartz.
She is survived by two sons, Danny Branham of South Point and Mark Branham of Ironton; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Joe Merritt of Niota, Tenn.; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hecla Cemetery with Brother David Ashworth officiating. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

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