Mrs. Eileen Branham, age 91, of Honaker, Virginia, passed away Wednesday (September 2, 2020) in an Abingdon, Virginia nursing facility. Born March 30, 1929 in Dickenson County, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Kedrick and Tilda Fuller Mullins. She was a lifelong resident of southwest Virginia and was a 1946 graduate of Haysi High School. She had moved to Honaker in 1959 and was a devoted member of the Honaker United Methodist Church for over fifty years. Along with her husband, they had owned and operated Honaker Theater in her early years and Russell Builders of Lebanon, Virginia.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Branham, one daughter, Diana Branham Pruitt, and one sister, Lillian Mullins Beverly.
Survivors include two grandsons, Joshua Pruitt and wife, Josie of Lebanon, and Johnathan Pruitt and wife, Kristen of Abingdon; great-grandchildren, Emma Pruitt, Alex Pruitt, Malcolm Pruitt, Lily Eileen Pruitt, Kayleigh Pruitt, and Jackson Pruitt; sisters-in-law, Minnie Stanley, Linda Stanley, Judy Hopkins, and Evelyn Cole-Brong; brothers-in-law, Frank Stanley and Ray Brong; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday in Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon, Virginia with Rev. Valerie Ritter officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the Russell County Animal Shelter, 458 Haber Drive, Lebanon, Virginia 24266 or Honaker United Methodist Church, 255 Swords Creek Road, Honaker, Virginia 24266.
Pallbearers will be the men of the Honaker Methodist Church.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph and Sue Kiser, H.L. and Corrine Dye, J.B. Crabtree, and Anna Ruth Rutrough.