Jeff D. Leidner
Jeff D. Leidner, age 56 of Hollister, MO, formerly of Greenville, passed away on Sunday at his home in Hollister. Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Friends may call on Sunday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Fred “Kirby” Branscome
Fred “Kirby” Branscome, age 76, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery will full military honors by VFW Post 1377 and American Legion Post 282. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday. Memorials are suggested to Brown Cemetery or the Greenville Comet Football Team.
Fred Kirby, the son of Harry "Gunsmoke" and Estelle Bowman Branscome, was born May 6, 1937 in Stuart, Virginia. At the age of 10, Kirby and his family moved to Portsmouth, Virginia. At the age of 17, he joined the United States Airforce.
On June 7, 1958 Kirby and Elaine A. Huber were united in marriage. They have enjoyed 55 years of marriage. They moved to Greenville in 1975, he worked for CIPS in Coffeen, Illinois for 22 years. They then retired to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He loved his grandchildren, enjoyed playing golf, a WWII history buff and loved watching the Greenville Comets and sports.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine, his sons: Dale (Jo Ellen) Branscome of Greenville and David Branscome of Pawleys Island, South Caroline. Also surviving is his father Harry "Gunsmoke" Branscome of Outerbanks, North Caroline, sister Sandra Branscome of Virginia Beach, Virginia and his grandchildren Kort and Kaleb.
Fred is preceded in death by his mother, Estelle Bowman Branscome.
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Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio. Michelle’s guest this week is Adam Winstead, a Community Brand Supervisor with Northstar Destination Strategies. Adam and Michelle will talk about the community branding project that the City of Greenville is working on, how it will benefit the town, and the community survey that people are invited to take. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.
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