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Catherine Rowena Benning Brandon

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A funeral service for Catherine "Kitty" Rowena Benning Brandon, 94, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at First Baptist Church of Stephenville with the Rev. Stephen W. Scott officiating.

A private interment will be held before the service.

The family will receive visitors at Lacy Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Catherine Rowena Benning Brandon died Sept. 21, 2012, at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs.

Mrs. Brandon was born Aug. 28, 1918, in Atlanta, Ga., the daughter of Catherine Waggener Benning and Thomas Cobb Benning.

She married Manual Carroll "Mac" Brandon Jr. on Oct. 20, 1950, and moved to Stephenville, where she resided until 2010. Mr. Brandon preceded her in death.

Survivors include her two daughters and their spouses, Catherine Brandon Bonner and her husband, Stephen Longino Bonner, of Sulphur Springs, and Laurie Brandon Scott and her husband, Stephen Whitfield Scott, of Statesville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Catherine Carroll Bonner of Waco, Catherine Elizabeth Scott of Baltimore, Md., Edwin Benning Longino Bonner and his wife, Megan Vogt Bonner, of Lincoln, Neb., and William McMullen Scott and his wife, Catherine Mohr Scott, of Indianapolis, Ind.; one great-grandchild, Mac Edwin Holt Bonner; and 16 nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Girls High School and business school in Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Brandon worked as a secretary for the War Department and later for Bell Telephone Company. She had a professionally trained coloratura soprano voice and sang on the Abbey Hour radio program, as well as in solo positions in various churches throughout Atlanta.

She was a member and volunteer of First Baptist Church in Stephenville, where she started a children's choral program, was the church librarian, taught the Fidelis women's Sunday School class and volunteered at Grace Place ministries. She sang in the sanctuary choir where she was a soloist and member for over 50 years.

After Mrs. Brandon moved to Sulphur Springs, she joined First Baptist Church, where she became an active member of her Sunday school class. She was also a member of Chapter AB of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 334 Green St., Stephenville, Texas 76401.

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