She was born in Bartow County, July 4, 1954, a daughter of Louise Abernathy Morris and the late Tilmon Morris, who died in March 1989. She graduated from Cass High School in 1972. Prior to retirement, she worked 25 years as a bookkeeper for Lowe's Cadillac in Rome and Main Street Chevrolet in Cartersville and was a substitute teacher in the Bartow County School System. Mrs. Branton was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church on the Chulio Road.
Surviving is her husband David J. Branton, to whom she was married, Feb. 22, 1975; one son, Dustin A. Branton, Kingston; grandson, Austin A. Branton; mother, Louise Morris Autry, Cartersville; sisters and their spouses, Sharon Bynum, Rydal, Shelia and Mike Lane, Euharlee, Dena and Barry Lane, Cartersville; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law. Joe Branton and Mary Black Branton, Kingston; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Eddie and Jo Ann Branton, Kingston. Five nephews and two nieces also survive, along with her special dog and companion, Sara.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday July 7.in the Macedonia Baptist Church with her pastor, Rev. Ted Towns and Rev. Dewey Atchley officiating. Music by special friend, Larry Gentry and The Gentrys. Interment will be in Macedonia cemetery. The body will lie instate at Macedonia Baptist Church where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.
Pallbearers are asked to be at Macedonia Baptist Church by 1:30 p.m. Thursday and include Myron Gwin, Jr., Shonn Gwin, R. D.Gwin, Nick Lane, Stacy Lane and Rick Morris.
Please visit our website www.goodshepherdfh.net to sign the online guest book, post tributes and view a DVD of the life of Violet Delores Abernathy Branton.
Parnick Jennings, Sr.'s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave., Rome, 706-234-9622, the only Jennings Family Funeral Home, has charge of arrangements. Morgan Gentry and Natalie Cochran assisting.