Hazel Ruth Wallbrown Brannon, 102, of Arnoldsburg, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at home.
Hazel was born Dec. 12, 1910 at Beech in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William Henry and Grace Maude Price Wallbrown. She married Wyatt Brannon on Sept. 7, 1929 and worked at Goodyear in Akron, Ohio during World War II. She then moved back to Calhoun County in 1944 where she was a homemaker until they returned to Akron in 1952. In Akron, she worked for the Summit County Child Welfare Services until 1970 when she retired and moved back to Calhoun County. She was a member of the Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church in Arnoldsburg.
Hazel is survived by a daughter, Myrtle Grace Carpenter of Arnoldsburg; a son, Richard Brannon of Parkersburg; a sister, Pearl King of Ripley, W.Va.; three grandsons, Ronald, Jerry and Jeff Carpenter; seven great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wyatt Brannon in 1978; a daughter, Pearl Eldean Zimmerman; two sisters, Irene Wallbrown and Eula Hall; four brothers, Dale, Harley, Carl and Bernard Wallbrown; and a great-grandson, Damien Carpenter.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, W.Va., with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery near Arnoldsburg. Visiting is Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.