Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Carolyn B. Brannon, 81, died, Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Haven Hospice of Gainesville, Florida. A memorial service, conducted by Dr. Don McGarity, was held Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Westarea. She will be interred in Indiantown at a later date. Mrs. Brannon was born January 6, 1933, in San Pedro, California, the daughter of the late Roy and Alberta Garrett. She has resided in Keystone Heights, Florida for the past 42 years. Her adopted stepfather Roy Bridges, preceded her in death. She grew up in Stuckey, later moving to Gainesville as a child. She graduated from P.K. Yonge Laboratory School. Following high school, she attended the University of Florida and graduated with highest honors from Florida Southern College in Lakeland with a B.S. degree in biology and world history. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and additionally was a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and was elected as a member of the Florida Academy of Sciences. She was a member of the PTA, Keystone Heights City Council, and various social organizations. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Starke, Florida. Survivors are: her husband, Hill Brannon; one son, Bobby (Lila); one daughter, Leigh (Forrest); one sister, Marilyn Bridges; and one granddaughter. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Starke (912 East Call St., Starke, FL 32091).