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Mr. Richard Ira Brannen Sr.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mr. Richard Ira Brannen Sr.
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Richard Ira Brannen Sr., age 63, died Saturday at his residence.
    The native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County was a retired foreman with the Local 409 Ironworker’s Union in Savannah.
    His greatest love was his family and he enjoyed time spent fishing and gardening.
    He was of the Baptist faith.
    Surviving are his three daughters and two sons-in-law, Julie Brannen Moore and Cyrus Alba Moore and Deanna and Jeremy Groomes, all of Statesboro; and Stephaine Sheeks of Nebraska; two sons, Richard Ira Brannen Jr. and Clinton Reagor Brannen; his parents, Harold and Iris Hendrix Brannen; a sister and brother-in-law, Sheryl and Neal Burnsed; and a brother, Tommy Brannen (Debbie Deal), all of Statesboro. Seven grandchildren also survive.
    The family will receive visitors Tuesday from noon until 2 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
    The funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Will Griffith officiating, assisted by Elder Howard Rushing. Interment will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
    Pallbearers will be David Brannen, Louis Vazquez, Russell Truman Davis, Phillip Clifton, Mark Stokes and Bill Clifton.
    The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Fostering Bulloch, 2505 Watering Hole Court, Statesboro, Georgia 30458.
    Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, May 14, 2019
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