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Betsy Ross Branch Manley

February 7, 2021

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Betsy Ross Branch Manley, 82, of Big Island passed away, Sunday, February 7, 2021.

Born July 4, 1938 she was a daughter of the late Walter and Mayoma Branch.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her siblings, Marvin Branch, Sam Branch, Jack Branch, Earl Branch, Homer Branch, and Princess Wilson.

Betsy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lester Manley; children, Jennifer Fogus and her husband, Vaughn, and Beth Tanner and her husband Eldon; grandchildren, Whitney McDill and her husband Chris, Tara Lynchard and her husband Nick, Ethan Tanner and his wife Christa, Jake Tanner and his wife, Casey, and Luke Tanner and his wife, Ellen and two step grandchildren, Chelsea and Chase Fogus; great grandchildren, Andrew Tanner, Watson Tanner, Miles Tanner, and Presley Tanner; and two sisters, Truly Casto and Precious Markham and a host of other family members.

A funeral service will be held, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Hunting Creek Baptist Church, Big Island. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. There will be no visitation held, the family will receive guests at the home of Beth and Eldon Tanner.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hunting Creek Baptist Church, 15455 Big Island Highway, Big Island, VA, 24526.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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