Hopkins County, TX, Obit

Submitted by Gena Forsyth and Brandon Darrow

Cemeteries of Tx: Norm Mayfield


Monroe Brand (Sulphur Springs News Telegram, March 18, 2003)

Funeral services for Monroe Brand, 81, of Brashear will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. David Burns and Bryan Hutchinson officiating.

Burial will follow in Brashear Cemetery with Orlando Garcia, Jackie Brand, Jimmy Hale, Earl Duvall, Billy Bob Stewart and Johnny Darrow serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be William Garner, Jack Smith, Rayburn Smith, Sonny Stewart and J.W. "Bill" Garner.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the funeral home.

He was born on Dec. 13, 1921, in Cumby, to Julius Lee and Mary Jane Sanders Brand. He married Gertrude Millsap on May 8, 1942, in Brashear. She survives.

Mr. Brand was a longtime farmer. He was a wood worker with a church furniture maker, Ward Manufacturing of Greenville. He was a member of Brashear Baptist Church. He served in World War II.

Other survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Brett Darrow of Cumby; five half-brothers, L.J., Jackie, Paul, Richard and Mickey Brand; two half-sisters, Betty Jo Ishmael and Lenny May Braden; and two grandchildren, Brandon and Bradley Darrow.

Mr. Brand was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; two half-brothers; four sisters; and two half-sisters.