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Thelma Owen Brankley / June 11, 2019

Thelma Owen Brankley, age 91, of Chase City, died Monday, June 3, 2019. She was born on Oct. 10, 1927 in Chase City, and was the daughter of the late Alford Sydnor Owen and the late Lona Delma Inge Owen. She was the bookkeeper for Owen’s Supply in Chase City for many years and a life-time member of First Baptist Church in Chase City. 

She is survived by her daughters, Betsy Brankley Beam and husband, George of Forest, and Kathy Brankley Klee and husband, Buck of Chester. She was blessed with seven grandchildren, Ashleigh Beam Karol and husband, Adam, Matthew Beam and wife, Rebecca, Adam Beam and wife, Hannah, Angie King Starnes and husband, Joel, Eric Klee, Brandon Klee and wife, Toni, and Kaleigh Klee, and eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Leeson; numerous nieces and nephews; and her pastor and friend, Tom Cribb. 

Thelma was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, John Samuel Brankley. 

A funeral was held Friday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Tom Cribb officiating. Interment followed at Woodland Cemetery in Chase City.

The family received family and friends at her home after the service. 

Thelma’s family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Bentley Commons at Lynchburg and Good Shepherd Hospice for their care and compassion. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to First Baptist Church, 206 E 2nd Street, Chase City, Va 23924 or The National D-Day Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, Va 24523.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. 

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