Jean Hunt Branch, 81, of Kingwood, TX, formerly of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011 in Kingwood, TX. She was the daughter of the late William Thomas Hunt, Sr. and Lucie Williams Hunt and was born in Morristown, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David T. Branch and sister, Mary Elizabeth Hunt.
Mrs. Branch was a 1947 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She also graduated from Maryville College in 1950. She was the librarian for the City of Houston for 25 years and was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kingwood, TX where she built and started the first library.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Becky Branch; two grandsons, Eric Branch and wife, Tina; Jeffrey Branch; Great Granddaughter, Kaley Branch all of Danbury, TX and a brother, William T. â€œSonnyâ€ Hunt and wife, Charlotte of Elizabethton.
The funeral service for Jean Hunt Branch will be conducted on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 10:30 AM at the Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, Elizabethton with Rev. Dwight Basham officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 10:00 -10:30 AM Wednesday prior to the service.
The graveside service and interment will follow the funeral service in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423-542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office 423-542-2232, Obituary line 423-543-4917.