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Kathy Brannan

March 19, 1946 — February 9, 2023

Bessemer City

Kathy Gilchrest Brannan, age 76 of Bessemer City, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2023, at Atrium Health Cleveland.  She was born March 19, 1946 in Newport, Rhode Island, the oldest of 13 children to the late Raymond and Aileen Gilchrest. Kathy loved animals.  She was an amazing roller skater and ice skater.  Kathy enjoyed reading, especially true crime and mystery novels.  She also loved gardening. Kathy enjoyed sweets, especially Entenmann's Chocolate Cake.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Brannan; and brothers, Raymond and Timothy.

Survivors include her daughter, Tammy McCarthy and husband, Leonard of Eureka, CA; son, Jason Brannan and wife, Natalie of Crouse, NC; grandchildren, Leina Moore, Lizzie Brannan, and Caleb McCarthy; siblings, Linda, Ellen, Francis, Robert, Michael, Marilyn, Tommy, Dianna, Christopher, David and their families.

A graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at Salisbury National Cemetery Annex, located at 501 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC 28144.

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