Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Mary Emma Brank


04/06/1939 - 10/09/2017


Mary Emma Brank, age 78 of Marble, NC passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at Angel Medical Center in Franklin, NC.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC. Mary was the daughter of the late John Hardy and Mary Haigler. She was a business manager for Good Shepherd Home Health & Hospice. She was the Home Maker of the year in 1959 and Special Hospice Recognition in 2004. Mary was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Brank, Jr.; two brothers, Johnny McAbee Haigler and Randall Haigler; and three sisters, Nancy McCray, Eva Kyle and Lynn Haigler.

She is survived by four sisters, Sue Chastain, Peggy Hughes, Patsy Gladson and Helen Lovingood; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and great nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Martins Creek United Methodist Church. Rev. Terry Gladson and Pastor Shelley Chastain will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to assist with final expenses c/o Shelley Chastain, 38 Tobe Stalcup Road, Murphy, NC 28906.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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