Emma Jean Brannum, 88, of Ash Flat, formerly of Leachville, died Oct. 3, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Wynne, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Homer and Artie Smoot Lawrence and had been a longtime Leachville resident before making her home in Ash Flat 17 years ago. She was the widow of Warlick "Bud" Brannum and was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her brother, Claude David Roper of Ash Flat.
Graveside services were held Oct. 4 at the LuLu Cemetery near Senath, Mo., with Bro. Leon LaSalle from Highland Hills Baptist Church officiating. Services were under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville.