In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Gainesville


Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 1 hour prior to service at Meador Funeral Home – Gainesville

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 2:00 PM at Meador Funeral Home – Gainesville


Marysville Cemetery, Cooke County, TX

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Jewell Binford Branch, 99, of Dallas, passed away on January 13, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. She was born on February 15, 1919, in Marysville, Texas to the late Clem and Lora (Worley) Binford.

She graduated from Gainesville High School in 1938. On October 9, 1938, she married Arlton Zack Branch in Marysville, Texas. They lived in Gainesville and later moved to Fort Worth where they were members of the Polytechnic Baptist Church and Sagamore Hill Baptist Church. In 1981 they moved to Lake Kiowa and were active members of the First Baptist Church in Gainesville, Texas.  After Mr. Branch passed away, she moved to Dallas in November 2006 and lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Bill Moerschell until she passed away.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clem and Lora Binford, husband Zack Branch, sisters Daisy Young, Dale Young, Janie Sapp, and brother Tom Binford. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Boyd Ray and Jan Branch of Dallas, daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Bill Moerschell of Dallas, four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Sadie Budlong of Duncan, Oklahoma.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California St., Gainesville, Texas, at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM prior to the service. Burial will be at the Marysville Cemetery following the service.