Frances Iola Brandon Fuqua, age 95 of Blanch, North Carolina entered into the presence of her heavenly father on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Born on February 20, 1924 she was the daughter of the late William Robert Brandon and Nannie Belle Mise Brandon; the youngest of four children and the last of her generation. She was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her daughters, Nancy Hunley (Mike) of Yanceyville, NC, Elaine Wood (Ray) of Danville, VA, Helen Anderson (Champe) of Ringgold, VA; a son, Aubrey Taylor Fuqua, Jr. (Elizabeth) of Yanceyville, NC; grandchildren, Ken Wood, Tina Wood, Jason Grant and Aubrey Joseph “A.J.” Fuqua; great grandchildren, Kenneth Michael Wood, Helen Renee Grant and Chloe Adaline Fuqua; step grandchildren, Ricky Grant and Vicki Mobley (Dom); step great grandchildren, Justin and Kodie Grant, Jessica Gentry, Evan and Ellis Mobley; a very special niece, Patricia Gunter (Harold), whom she loved as a daughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Taylor Fuqua; a brother, Lawrence “Buster” Melvin Brandon; two sisters, Edith Margaret B. Gauldin and Ila Mae B. Fuqua.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church with Pastor Steve Jordan officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Harrelson Funeral Services Chapel in Yanceyville, NC and other times at the home.
Pallbearers weree Aubrey (AJ) Fuqua, Ken Wood, Kenneth Wood, Jason Grant, Jeff White, Danny Johnson, Jonathan Fuqua and Jerry (Scooter) Fuqua Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Rd. #250, Charlotte, NC 28209.
Harrelson Funeral Services of Yanceyville, NC is privileged to be serving the Fuqua family.