Betty Ruth Branch, 78, of Kaufman, Texas passed away March 1, 2013 in Sunnyvale, Texas. She was born January 24, 1935 to Houston Herby Dycus and Hazel Jewel Upton in Dyersberg, Tennessee and grew up in Trumann. Mrs. Branch was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Richard Branch; brother Fred Dycus; and grandson Eric Branch. Left to cherish her memory are her children Brenda Sartain, Ronnie Smith, William Richard, Jr. Branch and wife Tammi, Melissa Nelson and husband Skip, and Rodney Branch; brothers Melvin Dycus and wife Joy; Wilma Lancaster and Carolyn Fletcher; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; and many other family and friends. Funeral services were held March 16, 2013 in Gun Barrel City, Texas at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home.