Mary Ann Burton


Mary Ann Burton, 74, of Old Fort, passed away on Wednesday evening, May 12, 2021, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Willie and Elsie Branam. Her husband, Walter "Bud" Burton also preceded her in death; along with her siblings and their spouses: Louella and Bill Goodwin, Betty and Joe Walker, Mark and Geree Brogdon, Edna and J. Anderson, Francis and Charles Smith, Luke and Mamie Brogdon, Jeanette and Bob Walters and Shirley and Roy Branam.

She is survived by one daughter, Brandi Hudson of Benton; three sons: Allen Burton and his wife, Jessie, of Old Fort, Jerry Branam and his wife, Sonya, of Benton, and James Branam of Cleveland; one brother, James Eddie Branam and his wife, Kathy, of Cleveland; one sister, Lurrie Edwards and her husband, Charles, of Cleveland; five grandchildren: Matthew Branam, Nikki Snyder, Abby Hudson, Silas Hudson and Jack Burton; one great-grandchild, Jack Snyder; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at Jim Rush Funeral Homes, Wildwood Avenue Chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Kesley officiating. Interment will follow in Cookson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with James Branam, Matthew Branam, David Green, Jonathan Dobbs, Nathan Walker and Eddie Branam Jr. serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

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