Howell William Branch
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  • Roper St. Francis Hospice
    1483 Tobias Gadson Boulevard
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Betsy, i just learned of Howell's passing. I know how very much he and Hazel loved each other and now, though he will very much be missed by family...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Betsy Simpson Raper - Friend

“Dear Betsy.My sincerest condolences on the passing of your father. As you know, Howell and I worked together on many matters and projects since the...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: DONALD SPECKHARD - Jamestown, NC

“Betsy, Steve and extended family. Howell was my my firms' and my personal account for many years. More important, he was a friend with whom I had...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Stan Speckhard - Greensboro, NC

“So sorry for the family's loss. No words can ever express the loss of a loved one. May all of you find comfort and peace in all the loving memories...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: John

“Charles and Betty Kerans express their deepest sympathy to the family of Howell William Branch on the passing of their father, grandfather, great...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Charles Kerans - Summerfield, NC

“To. The family of Howell and Hazel BranchLarry and I are so sorry for your loss. We are neighbors of some time ago, on Broadmoor Place. You all...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Barbara Avery - Greensboro, NC


Howell William Branch, 86, of Charleston, South Carolina, widower of Hazel Stevenson Branch entered into eternal rest Wednesday, March 13, 2019. His Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m until the time of the service.

Howell was born May 14, 1932 in Lumberton, North Carolina, son of the late Wesley B. Branch and Josephine Bullard Branch. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and was a graduate of Wake Forest University. He was a retired certified public accountant and owned and operated Branch and Company CPAs of Greensboro, NC. His favorite activity was traveling the world with his wife. He also enjoyed fishing and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Guilford Park Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC.

He is survived by his daughter, Betsy Branch Lewis and husband Tom of Charleston, SC; son, Wesley Stevenson Branch and wife Julia of Greensboro, NC; four grandchildren, Shannon Leigh Hewitt of Charleston, SC, Jonathan William Branch of Greensboro, NC, Emily Jordan Branch of Greensboro, SC, and Aeriel Jade Warner of Greensboro, NC; two great-grandchildren, James Jackson Alexander Hewitt and Merida Leigh Hewitt-Buck of Charleston, SC; and brother, Carl Branch of Greensboro, NC. In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Patricia Sutton and Barbara Stone.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Roper St. Francis Hospice and Wellmore of Daniel Island for their care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roper St. Francis Hospice, 1483 Tobias Gadson, Suite 208A, Charleston, SC 29407.