Mary Dendy Brand

CEDAR BLUFF – Mary Rose Dendy Brand, 63, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, in Columbus. A resident of the Cairo community, she was born March 25, 1949, in Anchor community in Chickasaw County to Jewel Lorene Dendy and Ellis Adron Dendy. She married Lonnie Edgar Brand on Aug. 22, 1970, at Bethel Baptist Church. She worked as the lifestyle editor for the Daily Times Leader for 30 years. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Brother Danny Avery officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Houston.

Survivors include her husband, Lonnie E. Brand of Cedar Bluff; one son, Heath Brand (Sheila) of West Point; two grandchildren, Parker Brand and Noah Brand; her mother-in-law, Mary Dye Brand of Cedar Bluff; one sister, Julie McMullen (Sam Thrash) of Columbus; two brothers, Marion E.”Punk” Dendy (Gaye) of West Point, Lamar Dendy (Cora) of Mantee; all her brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy W. Brand, Bobby Brand (Pat), Roger Brand (Tracy), Linda Brand Dendy, Jean Dendy, and Becky Dendy; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers Pete Dendy, Phil Dendy and Thomas “T. A.” Dendy, and two sisters, Joyce Dendy Eaton and Josephine Dendy; and a nephew, Billy Wayne Eaton.

Pallbearers will be Larry Smith, Jimmy Smith, Shane Lamkin, Robbin Morris, Bobby Brand and Jason Walker.Honorary pallbearers will be Billy W. Brand, Roger D. Brand, Buddy Griggs, Brian Griggs, Mrs. Mildred Millsaps, Dale Hamlin, Tommy Summerall, Dr. T. N. Braddock, Mrs. Christine Henley, and all her former co-workers at the Daily Times Leader.

Memorials may be made to Sally Kate Winters Family Services, P.O. Box 1233, West Point, MS 39773-1233.

A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, Jan. 23, Chickasaw Journal.

Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home.

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