Margie Ruth “Muddy” Branham Morgan

Margie Ruth “Muddy” Branham Morgan
1 Feb 1919 – 18 Sep 2006 (aged 87)


Margie Ruth “Muddy” Branham Morgan was born February 1, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John Branham and Daisy Sloan Branham.

1930 Census Information:

According to the United States Census recorded on April 5, 1930, John Branham, 38, was the head of household at a rented farm in Wateree Township, in Kershaw County. John was a farmer on a general farm. Also in the home was his wife, Daisy Branham, 32. It was reported that they were married when John was 22 and Daisy was 16, placing their marriage about 1914. Also residing in the home was John and Daisy’s children; Ruth Branham, 12, Leonard Branham, 10, John W. Branham, 8, Ruby L. Branham, 5, and Maude Branham, 1; and John’s aunt, Fannie Young, 73.

1940 Census Information:

According to the 1940 United States Census recorded on April 9, 1940, A L Morgan (51) owned a farm in Wateree Township, Kershaw, South Carolina, with whom he shared with his wife, Alice Morgan (58), his children; Pearl Morgan (22), Ellie Morgan (19), Purvis Morgan (18) Curtis Morgan (25), his daughter-in-law, Ruth Morgan (21) and his father-in-law; W B Nelsen (85). All of the household members were reported to have been born in South Carolina and living in the same house on April 1, 1935. A L Morgan was a farmer on a general farm, Pearl Morgan was a laborer in laundry, Purvis Morgan was a laborer on the farm and Curtis Morgan was a helper on the farm.


On July 24, 1998, Ruth Morgan was listed in the newspaper article “Blaney graduates celebrate 60th reunion.


ELGIN- Funeral service for Ruth Branham Morgan, 87, will be held 3 o’clock Thursday, September 21, 2006 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with The Reverend Kenneth Jackson and The Reverend Jimmy Carlisle officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock on Wednesday at Shives Funeral Home. Mrs. Morgan’s grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Shadowmoss Plantation Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Residence, 249 Holland Drive, Savannah, GA 31419.

Mrs. Morgan died Monday, September 18, 2006 at Shadowmoss Plantation Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Residence in Savannah, GA. Born February 1, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John Branham and Daisey Sloan Branham. Mrs. Morgan had lived the last 2 ½ years in Meldrim, GA where she enjoyed fishing and trips to the mountains and the Amish country. She enjoyed gospel music and telling stories of her life. Her love was to sit with her pictures and tell stories of each one. Ruth was retired from civil service and was a charter member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Senior Ladies Sunday School class.

Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Curtis Morgan; son, Benny Morgan; daughter, Earline Morgan Wilson; and brothers, J.W. Branham and Leonard Branham.

Survivors include her three sons, J.C. Morgan and wife Mary Morgan of Elgin, SC, Purvis Morgan of Elgin, SC, Rusty Morgan and wife Robin Morgan of Meldrim, Ga; ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. One great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Maude Cherry (Jim Cherry) of Lugoff, SC, Leona Smith of Camden, SC, Juanita Grover (Marion Grover) of Elgin.

Tombstone Information:

Located in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Tombstoner

Additional photos:

Ruth Morgan and Her Great Grandson James Enman Herbison.
Photo taken December 2001
Granny was always down to play a game with her grandchildren, here she is playing trouble, with her granddaughter, Amanda Michelle Morgan.
Ruth Morgan and her granddaughter, Amanda Michelle Morgan-Anderson
Ruth Braham Morgan and Nita Braham Coker
Nita Braham Coker and Ruth Branham Morgan
Photo was taken during the open house for Ruth and Curtis Morgan’s 50th Anniversary
at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina.
Nita Braham Coker, Maude Branham Cherry, grandchild and Ruth Branham Morgan.


On August 19, 2012, Ruth Morgan was listed as a deceased sister in the obituary of Juanita B. Coker.

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