Thursday, August 28, 1930 - Wednesday, January 2, 2019
SFC Chalmus Branton, USA Retired, of Malvern passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at his home. He was 88.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Slocomb with Rev. Chuck Spivey officiating. Interment will follow at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery with full military honors.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
SFC Branton was born August 28, 1930 in Houston County to the late Euell Upton and Era Mae Peters Branton. Chalmus was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served three tours in Korea, one tour in Vietnam, and various European tours. He retired after 27 years of honorable service to his country. After his military retirement he was employed in various jobs including a position with the Town of Malvern where he finally retired at the age of 80. Chalmus will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, two brothers: Sammy Branton and Lloyd Branton preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Louise Branton, Malvern; sons: Gary Branton (Lisa),Dothan and Greg Branton (Kay), Ariton; grandchildren: Schyler Lang (Bruce), Panama City, FL, Dakota Branton, Ariton, and Ridge Branton, Dothan; great-grandchildren: Kennady, Karsyn, Parker, and Kolbi; siblings: Nathan Branton (Dot), Newnan, GA, Jimmy Branton, Adel, GA, Annette Shirah (Gene), Dothan, Lounett Worley (Arther), Cottonwood, and Charlene Coleman (Robert), Dothan; sister-in-law, Linda Branton, Texas; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.