Hopkins County, TX, Obit

Submitted by Gena Forsyth and Brandon Darrow

Cemeteries of Tx: Norm Mayfield


Gertrude Brand (Sulphur Springs News Telegram, Tuesday, February 2, 2004)

Funeral services for Gertrude Brand, 80, of Brashear will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at West Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Bryan Hutchinson officiating.

Burial will follow in Brashear Cemetery with Barry Smith, Blake Smith, Randy Millsap, Stevie Tipps, Billy Bob Stewart, and Jimmy Hale serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Duvall, Jack Smith, Rayburn Smith, and Bart Millsap.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Brand died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

She was born on May 22, 1923, in the Ridgeway community of Hopkins County, to Albert Quitman and Goldie Wells Byrd Millsap. She married Monroe Brand on May 8, 1942, in Brashear. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2003.

Mrs. Brand was a homemaker.  She was employed by the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital and Leisure Lodge Nursing Home for many years. She was a member of Brashear Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Lynda Darrow and her husband, Brett, of Miller Grove; two grandsons, Brandon and Bradley Darrow of Miller Grove; one brother, Junior Millsap of Cumby; and two sisters, Margaret Ragan of Miller Grove and Mary Smith of Brashear.

Mrs. Brand was also preceded in death by her father on June 10, 1993; her mother on June 13, 2000; one brother, Weldon Millsap on Dec. 11, 2002; and one sister, Louise Millsap on July 30, 1926.