Graveside services for Novella Braynard, 91, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell county, Missouri under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains. She was born the daughter of Claude and Cordelia Perkins, August 28, 1921 at Magazine, Arkansas. She entered into eternal rest October 29, 2012 at West Plains, Missouri at the age of 91.
She was united in marriage April 19, 1947 in Marshall, Illinois to Harrold Braynard who preceded her in death August 13, 2012.
She is survived by her son, Gary Braynard and wife Linda of West Plains; grandson, Shane Braynard and wife Terri and their daughter Autumn of West Plains, grandson Dustin Braynard and wife Krystal of Saint Louis; great grandson, Brody Smith of San Fransisco, great granddaughters, Miranda Wright and husband Jessie of West Plains, Megan Mitchell and husband Stuart of Mountain Grove, step great granddaughter, Courtney Daves of Thomasville, great great grandson, Braxton Wright of West Plains.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harrold; one brother, Robert Perkins; three sisters, Edith Gabbard, Arva Joyner, Delta Anderson; and one granddaughter, Sandra Braynard.
She was raised in Paris, Arkansas where she graduated from high school. She met her husband Harrold in 1940 at Fort Smith, Arkansas and later married in 1947 after he returned from the war. She was such a good wife, mother, and later pastor’s wife. She loved people and studying and teaching the Bible. Her favorite hobbies were drawing and painting. She will be missed very very much.