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Rites are held for Violet Cress



Violet Cress, 64, died November 7 at her home at Ermine.

A daughter of the late Beldon and Louise Sturgill Boggs, she was the widow of Ernest Lee Brannon, and later married Tommy Cress, who survives her.

She was a sister of the late Emma Bowman, Sarah Tolson and Jeanette Collins.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Chester Ray Brannon of Dry Fork and Tommy Lee Cress of Ermine; three daughters, Mary Annette Brannon of Ohio, Sue Elaine Pease of McRoberts, and Amanda Sue Oliver of Goose Creek; a brother, Chester Boggs of Ermine; a sister, Geneva Carr of West Virginia; seven grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services were held November 10 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Cress Cemetery at Ermine.



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