LIBERTY HILL- A Celebration of Life service for Bernice Hunter Branham, 87, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Lakeside Pavilion, 52 Nautical Drive, Camden. The Rev. Garland Hart will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. Please bring a chair if able. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or Hospice of the Upstate.
Mrs. Branham passed away Monday, March 28, 2022. Born in Lancaster County near Waxhaw, she was a daughter of the late Perry V. and Florence McNeely Hunter. Mrs. Branham was a member of Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder and choir member. She was also a member of the WHOA. As a farmer’s daughter, Mrs. Branham grew up with a strong work ethic that never left her. While married to the love of her life and the father of her children, Carl Branham, Mrs. Branham oversaw numerous moves and worked outside the home, while always taking extraordinary care of her home and children. After moving back to Camden in 1973, Mrs. Branham worked as a switchboard operator and receptionist for Skyline for 23 years, Builders Transport for 7 years, and most recently for Heritage Chevrolet before retiring at age 83. Known affectionately as the “Queen of Beaver Creek,” Mrs. Branham leaves behind friends too numerous to count, all of whom she considered family. She loved her Carolina Gamecocks and was a tailgating maven. She loved to entertain and never met a stranger. Her banana pudding and brownies were legendary and always requested at gatherings.
Surviving are her daughter, Kay B. Morris (Lee) of Anderson; grandchildren, Lake Morris (Angela), Hunter Morris; sister Bobbie Jean Bowers of Hopkins, sister-in-law Donna Hunter, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Carl “Chuck” Branham III; and siblings, David Hunter, Ollie Robinson, Mary Alice Funderburk, Ruth Byrd, Molly Hunter, Steve Hunter, George Hunter, and Charles Hunter.
The family would like to thank the team members of Dominion Senior Living in Anderson and Hospice of the Upstate for their loving care provided to Mrs. Branham.