Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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American Indians in Tennessee government volunteer service
TN Archaeological Advisory Council
mandated 3 Native American representatives
  • Michael Lynch, West Tennessee (2008-12)
         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Pat Cummins, Middle Tennessee (2004-08)
         descendant, Cherokee
  • Mark Cantrell, Middle Tennessee (2010-14)
         unknown tribal affiliation
  •   TN Historical Commission
    mandated inclusion of person/s
    of Native American ancestry

  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358
    731-723-9994

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    Chief Ronnie Branham Walks on Past the milky way

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    Chief Ronnie Branham Walks on Past the milky way



    Ronnie Lee Branham, 67, of Monroe, died, Saturday, July 14, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of 43 years to Eleanor Johns Branham. Born February 2, 1945, in Amherst County, he was the son of Hattie Branham Hamilton. Ronnie was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Our Father's House. Ronnie was also an Honorary Chief for the Monacan Nation. He also served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. In addition to his wife, Ronnie is survived by two daughters, Edith B. Parrish (Vernon) of Lynchburg and Holly B. Higginbotham (Antonio) of Amherst; three siblings, Roger D. Branham (Peggy) of Monroe, Norma J. Steele (Barry) of Madison Heights and Donna Gunter of Appomattox; two grandsons, Tristan Parrish and Isaiah Moss; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts including a special aunt, Betty Hicks; and many friends. A funeral service will be conducted, 1:00 p.m.., Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Whitten Monelison Chapel with Pastor Roger Shane Branham and Sharon Bryant officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery on Father Judge Rd. in Monroe. The family will also receive friends following the service at the residence. The family will receive friends, 6-8 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2012, at Whitten Monelison Chapel and at other times at the residence. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Centra Hospice for their loving care towards Ronnie.


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