First Posted: 8/22/2009
DOBSON Mrs. Bertie Newman Branch, 85, of Dobson, passed away on Aug. 21, 2009, at the Hugh Chatham Memorial Nursing Center in Elkin. She was born in Surry County on March 12, 1924, to the late Charles Edgar and Ester Miriam Wright Newman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Henry Branch; a daughter, Vicki Lynn Branch; a grandson, Cleve Wallace Chuck Hemmings II; one sister, Della Atkinson; and three brothers, Roger, Paul and Clifford Newman. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her children, Nancy Tootie and Cleve Hemmings of Dobson, Kay and Alex Shugart of Yadkinville, Mike and Debbie Branch of Dobson and Patti and Jerry Taylor of Mount Airy; her grandchildren, Tina Hemmings Wiles, Vicki and Joe Felts, Kim and Jericho Marshall, Kandy and Joe Neal, Kris and Jill Dockery, Jacob JAS and Brittany Shugart, Jody and Mary Branch, Jeremy and Brooke Branch, Jeb and Stephanie Taylor and Sarah Taylor; her great-grandchildren, Cody and Casey Felts, Kayla and Alexis Wiles, Jake, Tess and Jett Dockery, Blue and Sage Marshall, Kevin and Kaleb Neal, Keira Branch and Curtis Taylor; sisters, Nell Dee King and Elsie Co Simpson; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Troy Newman, Garnett and Norma Newman and Ginny Newman. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, in the chapel of Moody-Davis Funeral Home in Dobson with burial to follow in the Skyline Memory Gardens in Mount Airy. The Rev. Stewart Roten will officiate the service. The family will receive friends at Moody-Davis Funeral Home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m., and other times at the home of her daughter, Tootie Hemmings, 601 W. Kapp St., Dobson. My Other Angel: God gave each child two angels one to lead from up above, and one to guard each child on earth with tenderness and love. This earthbound angel guides her child with gentle, patient care, her kindness, love and selflessness are quite beyond compare. We call one angel Guardian and what about the other? Each child who knows her love and care calls this angel Mother. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.