Margaret McLain Branham was born on December 26, 1936 in Camden, she was the daughter of the late John J. McLain and Lena Smith McLain.
Margaret McLain Branham, age 93, of Camden, died on Monday, January 27, 2020.
Margaret lived to see her 93rd birthday, and to celebrate her 73rd wedding anniversary with her devoted husband, Robert L. Branham, Sr., on January 11, 2020. She retired after 30 years as a Customer Service Representative with First Palmetto Savings Bank and was a member of First Baptist Church. Margaret was also a member of the 1941 Camden High School basketball team, which, under Coach Pop Small, won the state championship, and where she got her nickname “PeeWee”. She loved her years of fishing, boating, and spending time at their house on Lake Wateree, and treasured her grandchildren, supporting all of their talents and endeavors. Everyone loved Margaret’s outgoing personality.
She was survived by her husband; daughter, Rebecca B. “Becky” LaFrage (Jimmy) of Camden; sons, Robert L. “Robbie” Branham, Jr. of Myrtle Beach, and Jody M. Branham (Donna), of Weddington, NC; grandchildren, Rob Branham, Sally Branham, Sam LaFrage, Jack LaFrage (Miranda), Meredith Rollins (Dylan), and Chase Branham; sister, Jean M. Fowler Thompson (Foy); sister-in-law, Jean Dabney; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and two infant sons, Margaret was predeceased by her grandson, Jim LaFrage, III; granddaughter, Laura Jane Branham; sisters, Phyllis Mathis, Mert Lemire, and Ebb Thompson; and brothers, Jack and Bob McLain.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the compassionate care shown to Margaret from her caregivers, Mamie Dennis, Net Williams, Debra Reed, and Mary Dennis, as well as to the staff of Kershaw Health Medical Center and Kershaw Health Hospice.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Phillip Gerrald and Jim Burr officiated. Burial follow ed at Quaker Cemetery. The family received friends at 10:00 AM, on Wednesday, January 29, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to Food for the Soul, PO Box 1591, Camden, SC 29021 or to the Mobile Nutrition Center, United Way of Kershaw County, PO Box 737, Camden, SC 29021.