Class of 1922

1921 PeromaNoma Smith
Noma Smith

Noma Fern (Smith) Branham

January 7, 1904 – March 13, 1982

Mrs. Raleigh M. (Noma) Branham, 78, 510 1/2 Noble street, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Green Valley Nursing center where she had been a resident since August, 1980.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Parker Funeral home chapel with Rev. M.R. Work, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. Burial will be at Grace Hill cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian church.

Mrs. Branham was born Jan. 7, 1904, at Guthrie, the daughter of Webster and Fannie Mae (Hunter) Smith. She moved with her family to the local area in 1908. She was a graduate of Perry high school and taught school for two years.

She and Raleigh M. Branham were married at Perry April 29, 1925. The couple lived in the rural Perry area until moving to town in 1965. Mrs. Branham was a member of the First Christian church.

Survivors include her husband, of the home address; one son, Gene Ray Branham, Perry; two daughters, Frances Ritthaler and Betty Miller, both of Perry; a brother, Weldon C. Smith, Harrah; two sisters, Mrs. S.M. Branen and Mrs. W. H. Harrison, both of Perry; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Branham was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two grandchildren.