Brannan, James Richard

Mr. James Richard Brannan, 68, and lifelong resident of Henry County, passed away August 19, 2011. He was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. He was a businessman and home builder for more than 30 years. He served as a member of the County Development Authority and Henry County Board of Commissioners (1981-1982), serving as Commission Chairman during that time. He is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and cherished friend.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Brannan; son, Jeffery and Janet Brannan; daughters, Jennifer and Ed Hoyas, Jessica and Matt Anderson; grandchildren, Cody, Claire and Peyton Brannan, Audrey and Ally Anderson and Sophie Hoyas; brothers, Lewis O. Raymond, Horace, George and Tom Brannan; sister, Martha Mann; four step-children; four step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Lewis B. and Stella Sellars Brannan.

Memorial services will be conducted on Sunday, August 21, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Horis A. Ward-Fairview Chapel, with Matt Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 12 noon, until 2 p.m. Horis A. Ward-Fairview Chapel (770) 474-1231 is in charge of arrangements.