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Melvin C. Branham, 77, Columbia, KY (1943-2020)

Melvin C. Branham of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at his daughter's residence. He was 77 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in the Fudge Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Saturday after 9amCT at the funeral home.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines. Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

Born in Breeding, KY he is the son of the late Clarence and Hila Pierce Branham.

Mr. Branham was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U. S. Army. He enjoyed walking, garage sales and flower gardening. He also enjoyed assisting the ladies at Dollar General with getting carts and anything else he could do to help.

Survivors include his daughter Patricia Huddleston of Greensburg; a granddaughter Jessica Kelley of Richmond, KY and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his former wife Janet Collins, two brothers Ray and Jessie "Buddy" Branham, and six sisters, Zula Lucas, Myrtie Firkins, Nina McKinney, Vernell Branham, Barbara Burton and Mary Alice Branham.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Melvin C. Branham, 77, Columbia, KY (1943-2020)

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