Thursday, July 27, 2006

Champ Brattin, 94, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville.

He was born April 14, 1912, in Ridgley, the son of Elmer and Dora (Barnett) Brattin. On Oct. 10, 1931, in Rocky Comfort, he was united in marriage to Lucille Savage who preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 1998. He was also preceded in death by his parents and 12 brothers and sisters; Ona, Morris, Farris, Lela, Olie, Iva, Wayne, Nellie, Ray, Vern, Loren and Valen.

survivors include: a son, Leroy Brattin and his wife, Sue of Cassville; a daughter, Juanita Banks and her husband, Ronnie of Washburn; nine grand-children; 22 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grand-children.

He received his education at Ridgley. While he was growing up, he worked with his brothers in the timber and helped his Dad in the sawmill. They made railroad ties for the M&NA. Before becoming a self-employed carpenter, he worked in the Rush Canning Factory, picked strawberries, managed Ridgley's local grocery store, was a part time barber and a semi-professional baseball pitcher for the Yankee's Farm Team. In 1944 he moved to Cassville and managed the Newman Farms. He began his carpenter business in 1948 and retired in 1977. He was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Bob Neeley and Rev. James Stewart conducted the services. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield.

Donations may be made to the Corinth Baptist Church, Cassville in his memory.

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