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Mrs. Elizabeth "Lib" Branch Kirby

Mrs. Elizabeth "Lib" Branch Kirby
  • September 8, 1930 - October 12, 2018
  • Drexel, North Carolina

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Mrs. Elizabeth "Lib" Branch Kirby, 88, of Drexel passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health.
Lib was born September 8, 1930 in Burke County to the late Frazier Branch and Alice Small Branch. She was a charter member of United Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir, WMU, and attended Sunday School. She worked at Drexel Knitting Mill and Service America. She enjoyed gardening, animals, crocheting, and spending time with her family, and her church family.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband James Kirby; sister, Nancy Cline brothers, Jack Branch, Willard Branch, Hubbert Branch, and Johnny Branch.
Survivors include her daughter, Debra Kirby Dula and husband Timothy of Drexel; and grandson Timothy Dula, II and wife Kearstin of Drexel; sisters-in-law, Ruth Smith and Irene Soots; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 3:00PM Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at United Baptist Church with the Rev. Adam Duncan and Rev. Steve Mathews officiating.
Entombment will follow in the Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00PM to 3:00PM at United Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the United Baptist Church Gideons Fund and the BYW Mission Fund at 2638 Messer Rd. Valdese, NC 28690.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Kirby family.