Larry Edwin Branham (1942-2010)
Larry Edwin Branham, 67, a life long resident of Ashland passed away peacefully March 19, 2010, in Kingsbrook Life Care Center.
Mr. Branham was born Oct. 12, 1942, to George and Grace Branham, who preceded him in death. Larry was also preceded in death by a brother, Danny Branham of Ashland.
Larry worked as an Ashland firefighter and retired after 27 years. He was a general contractor, a member of Second Free Will Baptist Church for 48 years where he served as trustee, usher, sang in the choir and tackled many construction projects. He served two terms of office as Ashland City Commissioner. He also served on Ashland's Human Rights Committee and Ashland Head Start's Policy Council.
Larry is survived by his wife of 47 years, Loretta Hall Branham of Ashland; two daughters, Lydia Lindsey and Lisha Branham, both of Ashland; two grandchildren, Katie Lynn and Trevor Lee Lindsey, both of Ashland; two brothers, Edward Ray of Parma, Ohio, and George Branham Jr. of Ashland; a sister, Grace Horn of Nokomis, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family, church family, friends and neighbors, especially the children of the church who could count on Mr. Larry to make them laugh.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2010, at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland with Pastor Randy Skaggs and Pastor Ken Walker officiating. Entombment will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Second Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 2121 29th St., Ashland, KY 41101.
Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.