Mattie Lucille Rabon Branham

1918

Mattie Lucille Rabon was born on 29 Aug 1918 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA a child of John Henry Rabon & Blanche Edith Rabon.

1920

Mattie Rabon was counted in the census on 06 Jan 1920 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 1-year-old, female, single, white, daughter. Also in the home was her father, John H Rabon; her mother, Eddith B Rabon; and her sister, Jessie Mae Rabon.

1930

Mattie L Raban was counted in the census on 09 May 1930 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as an 11-year-old, female, single, white, daughter. Also in her home was her father, John H Raban; her mother Edith B Raban; and her siblings Jessie M Raban, Mary E Raban, Helen E Raban, Adell M Raban, John H Raban Jr., Blanche V Raban, and William T Raban.

1934

On March 9, 1934, Mattie Rabon was mentioned in the newspaper article, Newberry Folks Visit Blaney.

1938

When she was 20, she married James Corbett Branham Sr, son of John S Branham and Rebecca Rabon, on 24 Nov 1938 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA.

1940

Mattie Branham was counted in the census on 03 Apr 1940 in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA, as a 21-year-old, female, married, white, wife. Also in the home was her husband, James C. Branham.

1993

On August 1, 1993, Mattie Branham was mentioned as a living daughter in the obituary of Blanche Summer Rabon.

2006

On July 26, 2006, Mattie Rabon Branham was mentioned as a living mother in the obituary of Mrs Irma Branham Sweat.

2007

Mattie Lucille Rabon Branham died on 31 Aug 2007. She was buried on 02 Sep 2007 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Mattie Branham

ELGIN – Funeral service for Mattie Lucille Rabon Branham will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

Mrs. Branham, widow of the late James C. Branham, Sr., passed away Friday morning at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Sonny Branham and Judy Branham. She was 89.

She was born in Blaney, SC on August 29, 1918, a daughter of the late John Henry Rabon & Blanche Edith Rabon. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and graduated from Blaney School as Salutatorian of the class of 1936. She was an award-winning salesperson for Western Auto for more than 20 years. In her later years she was employed by the Council on Aging in Camden as Activity & Fundraiser Director. Everyone enjoyed her talent of playing the harmonica.

Survivors included sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny Branham and Judy Branham of Elgin, Jon and Judy Branham of Hopkins, and Don and Mariam Branham of Elgin; daughters and son-in-law, Blanche and Frank Cribbs of Mebane, N.C., Donna Branham of Elgin, and Debbie Branham of Elgin; brothers, John Henry Rabon, Jr. and William S. Rabon, both of Elgin; sisters, Jessie Mae Higgins of Westville, Mary Hudson of Elgin, Adelle Kelly of Elgin, and Virginia Monroe of Pontiac; 17 Grandchildren; 15 Great-Grandchildren; and 3 Great Great-Grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Irma J. Sweat; granddaughter, Melissa Conant; great grandson, Nicholas Conant; and sister, Helen Steadman.

Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, Tri County Hospice, or the National Alzheimer’s Association.

September 1, 2007 State (published as The State)
Columbia, South Carolina Page 14
Located in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA

2009

On September 18, 2009, Mattie Branham was mentioned as a deceased sister in the obituary of Blanche Virginia Rabon Monroe.

2010

On June 18, 2010, Mattie Branham was mentioned as a deceased sister in the obituary of Master Sgt. William Stanley Rabon Sr., U.S.A.F. (Ret.).

On August 7, 2010, Mattie Branham was mentioned as a deceased sister in the obituary of Mary R. Hudson.

2020

On October 6, 2020, Mattie Branham was mentioned as the deceased sister in the obituary of Mrs. Adele Rabon Kelly.

2022

On December 9, 2022, Mattie L. Branham was mentioned as the deceased mother in the obituary of James Corbett “Sonny” Branham, Jr.

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