Mae Ruth Hare Branham was born April 18, 1920 in Kershaw, she was the daughter of the late John D. Hare and Etta M. Hornsby Goff.
1940 Census Information:
According to the United States Census reported on May 4, 1940, Etta Hornsby (41) owned a home in Flat Rock Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina. In the home was her son, Albert Hair (22); two daughters, Ruth Hair (20) and Loree Hair (11); her brother; Herbert Hornsby (33). All household members were born in South Carolina and lived in the same house on April 1, 1935. Albert Hair was a laborer for the W. P. A. road work, Ruth Hare was sewing for the N. Y. A Sewing project and Herbert Hornsby was a laborer in a saw mill.
On December 21, 1946, Leonard Herbert Branham and Mae Ruth Hare were married in Kershaw County, South Carolina.
Funeral services for Ruth Hare Branham, 86, of Elgin, will be held Monday, February 12, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Jackson will officiate. Family will receive friends Sunday, February 11, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, P.O. Box 85, Elgin, SC 29045.
Mrs. Branham, widow of Leonard H. Branham, died Thursday, February 8, 2007. Born in Kershaw, she was the daughter of the late John D. Hare and Etta M. Hornsby Goff.
Surviving are daughters, Elaine B. Williams of Elgin, Patricia B. Miles of Ridgeway; grandchildren, Melissa B. Emmons of Elgin, Kimberly S. Lyle of Lugoff, Tammie B. Goad of Perry, GA., John D. Brazell of Lexington; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Albert Hare, Statesville, NC; sister, Loree Brazell of Lexington.
She was predeceased by a half sister, Jane Carwell. Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff- Elgin Chapel, is in charge.