James Woodrow "Woody" Branum, 48, of Manila, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at his residence in Manila. Born in Blytheville, he was the son of the late Nelson and Kathryn Fleeman Branum and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a 1977 graduate of Manila High School and was employed by Schlumberger Geographical Surveyors where he worked overseas as an electronic technician.
Survivors include his wife, Patty McCain Branum, of the home; two daughters, Brianna Branum and Chloe Branum, both of the home; a brother, Tommy Nelson Branum, of Atlanta, Ga.; and a sister, Suzanne Hamilton of Riverton, Wy.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. William Piercy officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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