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Eugenia Norwood Alston Branscomb
Contributed by Eugenia Hobday


The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia) October 10, 1915
ALSTON-BRANSCOMB.
Mrs. Mary Eugenia Turman Alston, of Midway, Ala., announces the engagement of her daughter, Eugenia Norwood, to Mr. John S. Branscomb, of Union Springs, Ala., the wedding to take place in November at the home of the bride, Alston Heights.

Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Alabama) September 18, 1968
MIDWAY
BRANSCOMB, Mrs. Eugenia Norwood Alston, 82, died Monday Sept. 16, 1968 in Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. following a brief illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. from her residence in Midway with the Rev. M. L. Heaton officiating, assisted by Rev. Albert Branscomb.

Mrs. Branscomb was the wife of John Sanford Branscomb and a former resident of Union Springs. She loved flowers and made that her hobby. She took great pride in growing giant white Chrysanthemums and Camellias in a huge variety.

Survivors include five sons: Marvin Branscomb, Rentz, Ga.; Dr. Albert L. Branscomb, Birmingham; Jackson Branscomb, Atlanta, Ga.; Lewis L. Branscomb, Dothan; J. Alston Branscomb, Sheffield; three daughters, Mrs. Jess Gwynn, Majorca, Spain; Mrs. Royce Smith, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Miss Lucille E. Branscomb, Jacksonville, Ala.; a sister, Miss Alma Alston, Midway; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Burial was in the Midway cemetery. Ward-Wilson-Brown-Service Funeral Home of Dothan directing. Pallbearers were George Clayton, Lawrence Lee Alley, A. J. Cole, Jeff Hall, Sonny Thompson and Warren Hall.




Eugenia Norwood "Genie Mae" Alston Branscomb
Beauty Pageant Picture

Contributed by Penelope Price "Penny" Leggett


Our grandmother, Norwood "Genie Mae" Alston Branscomb, was in a beauty contest. Here are the pictures about the contest and her letter to the Herald, expressing thanks for support.


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Eugenia Norwood "Genie Mae" Alston Branscomb Obituary
Contributed by Penelope Price "Penny" Leggett


You have one obituary of hers. I made a copy of the one from Zach"s Web page. It obviously wasn't written by our dad as it has misspellings and he never called these his half brothers and sisters and neither did his mother. They were brothers and sisters and stayed in touch as family.

Here I have translated it:
Services Held For Mrs. Branscomb
Sept. 18 at Midway
Mrs. Eugenia Norwood Branscomb, 83, died Sept. 16, 1968, in Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held from the residence in Midway, Ala., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. M. L. Heaton officiating, assisted by Rev. Albert Branscomb.

Mrs. Branscomb was a former resident of Union Springs and was a member of the Union Springs Methodist Church. She loved flowers and made that her hobby. She took great pride in growing giant white Chrysanthemums and Camellias in a huge variety.

Survivors are one sister, Miss Alma Austin [sic Alston], Midway, Ala.; one son, Alston Branscomb, Sheffield, Ala.; 3 step-sons, Marvin Branscomb, Wrens [sic Rentz], Ga.; Albert Branscomb, Birmingham, Ala., and Louis [sic Lewis], Dothan, Ala.; one step-daughter, Miss Lucile [sic Lucille] Branscomb, Livingston, Ala.

Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Pallbearers were George Clayton, Lawrence Lee Alley, A. J. Cole, Jeff Hall, Sonny Thompson and Warren Hall.




Ida Josephine Dismukes and John Sanford Branscomb Wedding
Contributed by Eugenia Hobday


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John Sanford Branscomb Obituary
Contributed by Penelope Price "Penny" Leggett


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Methodist Church Resolution for J. S. Branscomb
Contributed by Penelope Price "Penny" Leggett


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Note from Marvin Branscomb to Robert Moore
Notification of the death of his father, John S. Branscomb
Contributed by Penelope Price "Penny" Leggett

[The letter head is his father's shop stationery - Office of J. S. Branscomb, Proprietor of THE STAR STORE, Dry Goods and Groceries, Shoes a Specialty. Marvin had just turned 22 years of age and had 7 younger siblings, the youngest 4 months old.]


Union Springs, Ala. Jne. 6, 1917
Dear Bob,
          Father left us last night at
thirty after twelve. He made a hard fight
but Pneumonia in its hardest form
overcame. It throws on me a res-
ponsibility I do not begin to know
how to bear so I can only trust
in God who knows for the best.
Pray for me that I may be able to
play the man's part.
Hastily,
M. Branscomb
True blue, a strong
And warm friend,
A winsome personality.

To Mr. Robert Moore
Valley Head
Ala.

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Eugenia Norwood Alston Branscomb Obituary
Contributed by Penelope Price "Penny" Leggett


The Montgomery Advisor
September 18, 1968
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Ida Josephine Dismukes Branscomb Obituary
Contributed by Penelope Price "Penny" Leggett


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Lillian Forrest Henritze Branscomb Obituary
Contributed by Penelope Price "Penny" Leggett


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Page from John S. Branscomb Bible
Contributed by Penelope Price "Penny" Leggett


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Probate Letter and Settlement
Contributed by Penelope Price "Penny" Leggett


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