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Gladys Faye “Happy” Brantley

Gladys Faye “Happy” Brantley, age 67, of Yantis, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015, at ETMC in Tyler.  Family will receive visitors in a short visitation period which will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory from 2:00-3:00 PM.  No service is scheduled at this time.

Happy was born on January 16, 1948, in Toledo, OH, to William Richard “Bill” and Kathryn Jenkins Goddard.  She married Jimmy Lee Brantley in Temple, TX on May 26, 1984.  She happily, cheerfully and lovingly worked her entire lifetime as housewife, mother, and grandmother.  She loved her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, nieces and nephews…they were her whole world!  She was a Christian, and of non-denominational faith.

Survivors include:
Husband:  Jim Brantley of Yantis;
2 Daughters:  Sheila Faye Wendt, and husband, Randy, of Bellville, and Katherine Candice Capps, of Edgewood;
2 Sons:  Vance Lee Brantley, and wife, Tammy, of Blackwell, OK and James Lance Brantley of St. Paul, MN;
5 Brothers:  David Goddard of CO, Thomas Goddard of NC, Wally Goddard of WA, John Goddard of WA, and Morley Hanley of ID;
13 Grandchildren:  Shazta, Shatara, Jason, Levi, Rachel, Cortney, Cody, Cally, Bretnie, Brianna, Heather, Austin Cole, and Richard;
8 Great-grandchildren:  Cason, Cash, Hunter, Brianna Lee, Lillian, Waylon, Olivia, and Zaylee;
Many nieces and nephews;
Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded by:  Parents; 1 Son:  Leland Capps; 3 Brothers:  Bill Goddard, Rex Goddard, and George Goddard

Cremation arrangements under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.Brantley

Author: Staff Reporter

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