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Bennie Ruth Brannen Walker

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Mrs. Bennie Ruth Brannen Walker, born July 17, 1927 in Pennington, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Tyler. Mrs. Walker attended Baylor University and graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College with a B.S. degree in Home Economics. She taught school in Dickinson, Texas where she met her husband, V. Osia Walker. In 1953, they returned to Pennington where he became co-owner of Brannen & Walker Farm Supply with Joe T. Brannen and Johnny Brannen. In 1980, they sold the business and in 1996 moved to Crockett. Mrs. Walker was a member of First Baptist Church of Crockett. Preceding Mrs. Walker in death are husband V.O. Walker and brother and sister-in-law Joe T. & Jean Brannen.

Survivors include son, Donald Ross Walker and wife, Vivian of Tyler; daughter, Janet Ruth Walker Hamilton and husband, Chuck of Midland; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for Mrs. Bennie Ruth Brannen Walker at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Visitation will be held at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 pm until 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pennington Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 216, Pennington, TX 75856 or Hospice of East Texas, 4101 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701.



  1. In 1994 we purchased the place in Pennington that was owned by Bennie’s mom and dad and where she did some growing up with her siblings. Bennie and Osia were the first to invite us to their home to welcome us to Pennington. What a gracious and lovely lady she was. Always kind, always pleasant and always a joy to visit with. We will miss her. Our sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Walker.

  2. My sympathies to Bennie’s family, she was a very kind and gracious lady that will be missed by many. I will always be grateful for kindness to my Mother over the years.

  3. Donald, Janet, & families,

    “Miss Bennie” was always so gracious and supportive of us “Pennington” kids when we were growing up. Such a sweet lady who made a great influence on us all. I am sorry for your loss, but please remember that sweet memories do help to soften the loss.

    Thinking of all of you at this time.
    Debby Williams Duren

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