Doris Murray Brannan

Doris Murray Brannan

Doris Murray Brannan, 88, of Zebulon went home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2018. She was born on November 24, 1929, to the late Julius and Maggie Temple Murray.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rigsby Brannan, her sisters, Frances and Faye Murray, Vera Stokes, and brother, Rudolph Murray.

She is survived by sister, Colleen Bunting, brother, Stanley Murray, children, Daria (Charles) Privett of Paragould AR, Russell (Deborah) Brannan of Zebulon, NC, Mitch Brannan of Wilmington, NC, grandchildren: Kim Patton, Brooks Brannan, Blake Brannan, and Landis Brannan, great grandchildren: David, Brittany, and Brooklyn Patton, and Lily Brannan.

She was a wonderful cook with always a generous amount of delicious food for family and friends. She loved her family, worked hard, and took excellent care of her family. She was loved by all who knew her.

The family would like to thank the staff of Zebulon Rehab Center and Hospice from Heartland for their care and compassion. They would also like to thank Pastor Mark Cottrell and the Pearce Baptist Church family for their prayers, cards, and visits.

Funeral service 12 pm, Friday, Pearce Baptist Church with visitation from 11-12 pm, prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Brannan Family Cemetery.

Flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third., Wendell & other times at the home.


  • Nelson Jones Posted June 27, 2018 7:50 pm

    my heart goes to the Brannan family at the loss of a loved one may God bless the family

  • Andy & Sheila Currin Posted June 28, 2018 8:05 am

    Dear Russell & Deborah, Words cannot express the sorrow you and the family is going through. Your mother was like a second mother to me. Please feel free to call at any time if there is anything Sheila & I can do for you or your family. Again if there anything we can do please call. Love Andy & Sheila

  • Karen Orndorff Posted June 28, 2018 1:20 pm

    So sorry about your loss, your Mother was so precious to us at Pearces and we will never forget her gentile kind spirit. Fly high sweet lady, till we see you again.

  • Donna McLaird Posted July 2, 2018 10:42 am

    To the Brannan Family

    I would like to express my sincere thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I got to know Ms. Brannan through visiting my mother, Bertha Carroll, who was Ms. Brannan’s roommate at Zebulon Rehab. She was a joy to talk to during my visits with mom. Again, I am truly sorry for your loss.

  • Deborah Brannan Posted July 3, 2018 12:10 pm

    I could have searched the whole wide world over and could not have hand-picked a better mother-in-law. She was always sweet, kind, and softspoken. She always made me feel like one of her own. I loved her very much and it will never be anyone to replace her in my life. All that knew her loved her and anyone that she ever met she never forgot. I will miss her but I have many memories that will last a lifetime and I will always keep her memory alive. Always, Deborah

  • Jamie and Bossy Fitzsimmons Posted July 7, 2018 7:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

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