of Harrison, AR
May 21, 1934 - September 26, 2020
Ruby Leola Kindall Branch, age 86, of Harrison, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Hillcrest Rehab Center. She was born Monday, May 21, 1934, in Harrison, Arkansas, to Onas and Mable (Rea) Kindall.Leola was a member of Crossroads Community Church and a lifelong resident of Harrison. She married Ernie Branch on November 29, 1975, in Harrison. She was Granny to all her grands and great-grands, which she loved dearly and spoiled rotten.Leola is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Linda Phillips and Johnny Shipman, Nadean and David Raney, and Pam and Jim Harp; grands and their spouses: Mandy and Brandon Lowry, Ryan and Wendy King, Tony Jones and Jaime Thompson, Nikki and Lendel Smith and Stella Shipman; great-grands: Kiersten, Kenzye, Taylor, Tyler, Tanner, Madison, Morgan, Laityn, and Kendred. She is also survived by two brothers, Harold Dean and Wilma Kindall and Leroy Kindall; two sisters: Mickey Markle and Sue Wiltermuth; and a host of nieces and nephews.Leola was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde Earnest Branch, Jr.; and two brothers: Lloyd "Jiggs" Kindall and Onas Kindall.Funeral service was Thursday, October 1, 2020, at Crossroads Community Church. Visitation was Thursday at the Church. Open visitation Wednesday at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home. Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery.Pallbearers were Larry Kindall, Udell Kindall, Jimmy Ferrari, Clifford Lott, Mitchell Young, and Brian Kindall.Memorials may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery Beautification Project, 2555 Baughman Cuttoff Road, Harrison, AR 72601.Roller-Christeson Funeral Home is complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.
Thinking of you all. She will be so missed. Wonderful person and friend.
Lifting y’all up in prayer 💞
Linda, Nadean, & PamI 'm so sorry for the loss of your precious mother. It's so hard to give up the best friend you will ever have. May God help you and comfort you at this difficult time.I probably won't be able to attend the service, since we are dealing with the virus, but I will be praying for you and your families.Love to all,Joann
Nadean, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
I Will miss my amazing aunt
Nadean, I am sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like your mom was a jewel.Jacque
Dearest Famiily,I love each of you so much.LeoIa and I go back some 40 years.Thankful I spent a week with her in May.SHE WAS MYBEST FRIEND AND WE WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN ONE DAYIN Heaven.
It just doesn't seem real to me. Aunt Leola has been in my life for my entire life. My fondest memories are of our extended families picnicking and swimming at the creek on Cottonwood Road. Spending nearly every Christmas, Thanksgiving together at Grandma's. I treasure every moment we had with her. My heart is hurting and I wish for more days. I love you all so much. Linda, Nadean, Pam we may be cousins by birth but we are truly sisters in my heart. If you need to talk, need a hug or a shoulder to cry on I'm as close as a phone call. I'll be there as quick as I can get there. Rest in Peace Leola. We're going to miss you so much.