Tifton Gazette


February 5, 2014

Mildred Branch Walker

TIFTON — Mildred Branch Walker, 93, of Tifton, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her residence. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.today at Oakridge Cemetery. The Rev. Ronnie Howell will officiate with burial to follow. Clark Walker, Michael Walker, Jerry Walker, Marty Walker, Sharkey Campbell and Bryson Walker will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends today from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Mrs. Walker was born May 19, 1920, in Tifton and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Branch, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James Calvin "J. C." Walker and one grandchild, Tracey Yager. She was a homemaker and was the oldest member of Mount Calvary United Methodist Church in Tifton. She was an avid reader and bridge player and was a charter member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary and had been a volunteer with Meals On Wheels.

Mrs. Walker is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Jerry Walker of Tifton and Jerry and Mary Lee Walker of Griffin; one daughter and son-in-law, James and Dr. J. L. Campbell of Tifton; six grandchildren, Clark Walker and wife, Julie, of Tifton, Michael Walker and wife, Kate, of Arcata, Calif., Jerry Walker of Griffin, Molly Walker of Locust Grove, Marty Walker of Locust Grove and Sharkey Campbell of Tifton; four great-grandchildren, Bryson Walker and Claire Walker, both of Tifton, Melanie Wetherington of Valdosta and Camille Yager of Covington; and her very special friends who cared for her, Debra Dove and Jessie Brinson.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.

Services for the Walker family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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