Services for Mr. Kelly Murray Branning were held Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at John E. Stephens Chapel. Mr. Branning's wish was to have a private funeral surrounded by his immediate family members.

The Rev. John Stephens officiated. Interment was in Bluff Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Kemper County. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Branning, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Neshoba County General Hospital in Philadelphia.

He was born in Kemper County, MS but lived in the Martin Community and on the Bogue Chitto Reservation most of his life. He was a member of the Magnolia State Archaeological Society.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice Branning.

Mr. Branning is survived by his wife, Mary Branning; daughters, Sarah Swanner-Medlock and Kelona Branning-McDonald; son, Tubbee Branning; and three grandchildren.