Crystal Maxine Branham, 89

Crystal Maxine Branham, 89, passed away December 2, 2012 at Eldercare of Ripley where she made her home for the last 19 years.

She was born December 10, 1922 in Mamouth, West Virginia a daughter of the late Azel and Marie Fisher Ranson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Given H. Branham in 1970 and two sisters, Carolyn Ranson and Roberta "Boots" Sisson.

She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Paula and Freddy Carter of Spencer, West Virginia; three granddaughters and their husbands, Diana and Rick Preece of Vinton, Virginia, Lisa and Steve Webb of Ripley, and Sara and David Lamb of Moundsville, West Virginia; one sister, Loretta Richardson of Hurricane, West Virginia; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans, West Virginia with Rev. Darrell Tackett officiating. TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements for the Branham family. There will be no service or visitation at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to