Wanda Cairnes Branks

March 23, 1949 - March 20, 2016
Wanda Cairnes Branks

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Wanda Cairnes Branks, 66, of Hendersonville passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Pardee Hospital following a lengthy illness.  She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Isabell Camp Prince.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Branks; 11 brothers and sisters; and a grandson, Samuel Branks.

Ms. Branks was a member of Berea Baptist Church, an avid gardener who enjoyed creating community gardens for her friends and neighbors.  She was the first woman from Hendersonville to graduate from Job Corps in New Jersey. Wanda dedicated her life to her family and helping others and worked over a decade for the Hendersonville Housing Authority.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Cairnes; daughters, Terena Cole of SC, Debra Boys, Amanda Branks and step-daughter, Peggy Williams all of Hendersonville; sons, Bobby and Billy Branks of Hendersonville and David Branks of Bills Creek; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; sister, Phyllis Bowman of SC; brother, Billy Prince of Walnut Grove.

The family would like to give a special thanks to her nurses, Mary and Fran for the wonderful care.

Funeral services will be held 2pm on Thursday at Berea Baptist Church with the Rev. Matt Metzger officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at her residence, in Mountain Home on Wednesday from 6-8pm, and at other times friends are welcome to visit.


Thursday, March 24, 2016
12:00 AM

Berea Baptist Church - Directions
626 Berea Church Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Berea Baptist Church Cemetery - Directions
626 Berea Church Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • March 23, 2016
    cheryl Ritchey says:
    Wanda always had a sweet smile, and she sure could grow a garden ate alot of her produce. Go rest high on that Mtn Wanda prayers and love for the family

  • March 23, 2016
    david branks says:
    Wanda was an awesome lady.a peacekeeper in my life.she helped me to see the gentler side of live.I loved her and I will miss her.tomorrow she will be where she has always wanted to be. Beside dad.today she is with him.

  • March 24, 2016
    Natalie Praytor says:
    I am very sorry for your loss and we are praying for you all. We are here if you guys need anything. Many hugs your way.