Yesterday, Monday, October 6, 2008, Ruth Woody Hildreth was laid to rest in the cemetery at Lenoir City. This has been an extremely stressful time for her husband (Frank) and two sons (Greg and Tim) and their families. Frances is exhausted - and I am sure that could be said of all the family members, especially Greg's wife, Maria, who went "all out" as she and Greg turned their home into the hospitality station where we all met to grieve together. Thanks to all of you who prayed, visited, called, sent cards and or flowers.
Please continue to pray for Frank to be able to adjust and go on with life. They had been married for 56 years.
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- Fred Alton
- Cleveland, TN, United States
- I am Fred Alton Brannen, the son of Louis A. Brannen (deceased) and Bonnie Jones Brannen, Louis was an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God. Bonnie is an Ordained Licensed Minister and at 89 years of age is still actively engaged in speaking and singing engagements. I am married to the former Frances Hildreth. We celebrated 53 years of marriage this past June and we are the parents of 3, grand-parents of 10, and great-grandparents of 10. I pastored in Tennessee for 24 years and served the Church in some capacity in missions for over 23 years. I retired from full-time ministry in August of 2008 but remain active, speaking and singing and teaching whenever opportunity affords itself. In January of 2010 I received a letter of commendation for having been credentialed as a minister in the Church of God for 50 years! My family is very important to me. Our get togethers are always noisy affairs and most times will include family sing-alongs. The children love their Mom's cooking so we have the privilege of seeing them regularly! WE LOVE having them over.