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Howard Melvin Branch

December 16, 1938 — February 9, 2023


Howard Melvin Branch


          Mr. Howard Melvin “Bull” Branch, age 84 of Ararat, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2023 at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, North Carolina.  He was born in Patrick County on December 16, 1938 to the late William R. and Ada Horton Branch.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Branch was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Eugene Branch.  He was a good, loving man who would do anything for anyone.  He helped out neighbors in his community and never met a stranger.

          Mr. Branch is survived by a daughter, Melissa Branch of Ararat; a grandson, Kenley Haynes of Ararat; a step-grandson, Adam Haynes of Claudville; and family friends, Linda King and Elaine Bowman, both of Ararat.

          A memorial service will be held Monday, February 13, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Howard Melvin Branch Memorial Fund, c/o Moody Funeral Home, P.O. Box 307, Stuart, Virginia 24171.  Online condolences may be sent by visiting

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Monday, February 13, 2023

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202 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA 24171

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