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Elmer M. Branson

September 29, 1944 - April 27, 2007

A celebration of life will be at 3:00 pm Saturday, May 5, at The Waterhole Tavern in Sweet Home. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel will be handling the arrangements.

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Elmer M. Branson, 62, of Sweet Home died Friday. He was born September 29, 1944 in Amarillo, TX, the son of Elmer and Gladys (Carper) Branson.

Elmer came to Sweet Home in the early 1960s. He found work in logging and soon became one of the best timbercutters around. In 1987, he was injured while on the job, causing him to retire. He continued to enjoy the outdoors while camping and hunting with friends and family. Elmer was a bit of a philosopher and offered his helpful advise often to his family. He enjoyed his Trail 90’s and rode them often.

Elmer is survived by his wife, Christena Branson of Sweet Home; his children, Todd Branson of Sweet Home, Shawn Berry of Albany, Kari Collins of Salem, Stephanie Rucker of Sweet Home, Wendy Horner of Sweet Home, Eric Branson of Seattle, WA; three sisters and one brother;and 11 grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be at 3:00 pm Saturday, May 5, at The Waterhole Tavern in Sweet Home. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel will be handling the arrangements.