Thelma Branham Meadows

Mrs. Thelma Branham Meadows
October 11, 1923 – July 14, 2013


Thelma Branham Meadows was born October 11, 1923 in Blaney, SC, a daughter of Benjamin Tillman Branham and Marie Watson Branham.


On August 5, 1935, Thelma Branham was listed as the living daughter in the obituary of Mrs. B. T. Branham.


On October 12, 1951, Mrs. Paul L. Meadows was listed in the newspaper article “Gaythel Glenn Meadows.”


On September 13, 1972, Mrs. Thelma Meadows was listed as a living sisted in the obituary of William Elmer (Bud) Braham.


WAGENER, SC – Thelma Branham Meadows, 89, of Wagener, SC, died Sunday, July 14, 2013. Born October 11, 1923 in Blaney, SC, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Tillman Branham and Marie Watson Branham.

Mrs. Meadows was an employee of the Department of Mental Health, retiring after 30 years of service. An active member of Bethcart Baptist Church, and a former member of Eastwood Baptist Church, Mrs. Meadows enjoyed being a member of her Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her son, Glenn Meadows and partner, Carl Turner; daughter, Pauline Hinson and husband, Louie Hinson; grandchildren, Nicholas Nesbit and partner, Ruark Thomas, Jeffrey Nesbit, Erin Miller and husband Zeke Miller; great-grandchildren, Lauren Lance, Scott Nesbit; brother, Curtis Branham and wife, Mattie Branham; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents,

Thelma was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul L. Meadows; and step- mother, Dora Branham.

The funeral service for Mrs. Meadows will be held 3 o’clock, Tuesday, July 16th, at Shives Funeral Home, 5202 Colonial Drive, Columbia, with The Rev. Chris Addy officiating. Burial will follow at Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 107 Westpark Blvd., Columbia, SC, 29210.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Heartstrings Hospice and Allison, for the compassionate and attentive care that they provided to Thelma.

Obituary Information:

July 15, 2013  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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