Athens, Ala., resident and Warren County native Brenda Joyce Bratten, 72, was born April 5, 1940 and died June 12 at Limestone Health Facility in Athens, Ala., following an extended illness.
A homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Haskel and Wyona Jones Neal. She was married Sept. 19, 1959 to Lemmie Sherlie Bratten Jr., who preceded her in death June 3, 2002. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by grandson, Andrew Kimery.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Jenny and Dennis Kimery of Hazel Green, Ala., Cindy and Jerry Wheeler of Huntsville, Ala., and Connie and Brian Taylor of Athens, Ala.; five grandsons, Joseph Kimery of Elkmont, Ala., Seth Facundo and Marley Taylor, both of Athens, Ala., and Jay Wheeler and Sam Wheeler, both of Huntsville, Ala.; and one sister, Vada Campbell of McMinnville.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bybee Branch Church of Christ with Dennis Kimery officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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