Leslie Dale Branham was born September 26, 1927 in Richland County, the son of Schisvers Leslie Branham and Daisy Brazell Branham.
On April 1, 1934, Dale Branham was listed in the newspaper article “Mr. and Mrs. Adams Compliment Son.”
On May 5, 1935, Dale Branham was listed in the newspaper article “May Party Friday At Edgewood School.“
On December 18, 1938, Dale Branham was listed in the newspaper article “Car Damaged Child Unhurt.“
On April 30, 1939, Dale Branham was listed in the newspaper article “Watkins School To Put on Annual May Day Exercise.”
1940 Census Information:
According the the U. S. Census recorded on April 12, 1940, Schiaver Branham (32) rented a home on Chestnut Street, in Hyatt Park, Richland County, South Carolina. Also in the home was his wife, Daisy Branham (36), and their sons; Dale Branham (12) and Lewis Branham (9). All of the family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina and lived in the same home on April 1, 1935. Schiaver Branham was an independent painter, Daisy was a homemaker and the boys attended school.
On August 4, 1945, Leslie Dale Branham was listed in the newspaper article “Mrs. Leslie Dale Branham.”
On March 2, 1946, Leslie D. Branham enlisted as a private at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, giving his birth year as 1927, having 4 years of high school, the civilian occupation as Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor.
On January 20, 1974, Mr. Leslie Dale Branham was listed in the newspaper article “Branham-Coker.“
On February 24, 1974, Mr. Leslie Dale Branham was listed in the newspaper article “Coker – Branham.”
COLUMBIA — Services for Leslie Dale Branham, 80, will be held Tuesday at noon at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Branham died Sunday, February 10, 2008. Born in Richland County, he was the son of the late Schisvers Leslie Branham and Daisy Brazell Branham. An Army veteran, he served in Japan following WW II. After retiring from Lexington Cleaners, he worked part-time for Chick- Fil-A on Garners Ferry Road.
Mr. Branham was a faithful member of Maple Street Southern Methodist Church where he served on the Board of Stewards, treasurer and usher. He greatly enjoyed bass fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Vera Gladden Branham; son and daughter-in-law, Rocky Branham and Lynne Branham of Chapin; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Coker and Heyward Coker of Columbia; brother and sister-in-law, S. Lewis Branham and Val Branham of Columbia; grandchildren, Lydia, Angie, Minette, Stephanie and Lee; and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Timothy Dale Branham.
Memorials may be made to Maple Street Southern Methodist Church, 2728 Preston St., Columbia S.C. 29205.
Please sign online guest book at www.dunbarfunerals.com.