Mrs. Ruby's Story
Mrs. Ruby Branham Goodlett, 93, of Dalton, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Murray County to the late Joe Branham and Onie Beck Branham. Mrs. Branham was a 1943 graduate of Emery Street High School and attended Fort Valley State College, Albany State College and Dermis-Cura Beauty College in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lucille Branham, Amanda Calhoun and Eula Lee Branham; brother, Murray Branham; niece/daughter, Edna Murphy; and nephews, William L. Calhoun and Wiley E. Calhoun.
She is survived by her son, Murray G. Goodlett of Dalton; granddaughters, Camille Goodlett Stephens and Chante Black of Raleigh, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Jordan Goodlett, Arayah Goodlett and Christian Malik Stephens; nieces, Mary Sims and Elaine Winn; special cousins, Carolyn Gay and Kate Kemp; special friends, Marge Barton; friends at Lesotho, South Africa, and Thandi Luthuli Gcabashe and her family; surrogate daughter, Amy Bloomfield; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Eddie S. Reynolds, the Rev. Erma Raymond and other ministers officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Kappa Alpha Psi, Masonic Brother, and the Dalton High class of 1968. Flower bearers are the Women of Bethel A.M.E Church and the Dalton High class of 1968. Honorary flower bearers are members of the Woman's Community Club. Her remains will remain at the funeral home on Wednesday after 11 a.m. and until the funeral hour on Thursday. Interment will be in Center Valley Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories of Mrs. Ruby Branham at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com. Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home Inc., Dalton.
Published on July 10, 2017