Hopkins County, TX, Obit

Submitted by Gena Forsyth and Brandon Darrow

Cemeteries of Tx: Norm Mayfield


Woodrow Brand (Sulphur Springs News Telegram, May 20, 1990)

Funeral services for Woodrow Brand, 71, of Brashear, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, at Murray-Orwosky Chapel, with the Rev. David Burns officiating.

Burial will be in the Brashear Cemetery with Jim Helfferich, Rayburn Smith, Gene George, Bill Garner, Junior Childress, and Aubrey Hicks serving as pallbearers.

The family was scheduled to receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Brand died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday, May 20, at Medical Center Hospital in Tyler.

He was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Hopkins County, The son of Lee and Mary Marlor Brand. He married Mae Patterson in Hunt County in 1978. She preceded him in death in 1985.

He was a farmer and a member of the Brashear Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Louise Smith of Brashear and Mary Strickland of Lone Oak; five step-sons Robert Patterson of Royse City, Richard Patterson of Sulphur Springs, Ronald Patterson of Greenville, L.J. Patterson of Frisco and Kenneth Patterson of Mesquite; two step-daughters, Oneta Stone of Euless and Jimmie Rose of New Orleans, La.; two brothers R.L. Brandon of San Antonio and Monroe Brand of Brashear; one sister, Ruth Tipps of Greenville; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.