Mrs. Dorothy Scurry Edwards Brannen, 98, passed on Tuesday afternoon, August 2, 2022 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, GA.

Dorothy was born on April 18, 1924 in Atlanta, GA to Ernest Fred and Pearl Farmer Scurry. She attended North Fulton High School and afterwards she married George H. Edwards and they resided in Effingham County. This union produced two daughters, Nancy and Retta. She was widowed in 1966. It was in December 1967 that she married her second husband, James W. “Bill” Brannen. She also gained a stepdaughter, Anne in her marriage to James. The new family moved to Sylvania, GA. Dorothy and James were married 43 years and enjoyed family, friends, their First Baptist Church family, and were avid Georgia football fans. She was also a member of the Virginia Sunday School class.

Dorothy’s greatest joy was her family. She loved her daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren very much. She is remembered by friends and family for her sense of humor and positive outlook on life. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and siblings.

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Edwards (Ed) Seufert, Retta Edwards (Rick) Hester and Elizabeth Anne B (James) Zuber; grandchildren, Jason (Wendy) Oliver, Daniel Oliver, Ryan Henry (Amanda) Ford; great-grandchildren, Ryan Henry Ford Jr., Ella Ford, Jesse Ford, Kameron (Kayla) Oliver, and Brannen Oliver; great great-grandchildren, Aubrey Oliver and Ansley Oliver; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express gratitude to the staff and employers of Augusta Gardens.

Visitation will be at First Baptist Church of Sylvania, GA. The visitation starts at 1:30 pm.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Sylvania on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 2:30pm with Rev. Dr. Charlie Cooper officiating. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary an hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow in the Mizpah Church Cemetery in Clyo, GA.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mizpah Church cemetery fund, 122 Mizpah Rd. Clyo, GA 31303.

Friends may sign the online register book at

Joiner Anderson Funeral Home Screven Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.

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