Betty Joe Brannock, daughter of the late Gordon Young and Mildred Neal Young, was born on Oct. 12, 1924, at Dexter and died in the Kindred Hospital at St. Louis on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at the age of 78. Mrs. Brannock was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. Survivors include three sons, James Brannock of Sandia Park, N.M., Gordon Brannock of Albuquerque, N.M., and Neal Brannock of St. Cloud, Fla.; one daughter, Rachel Ann Ament of St. Cloud, Fla.; three brothers, Jerry Lee Young of Cape Girardeau, Larry D. Young of Quitman, Texas, and Dennis Dale Young of Buie, Texas; one sister, Mariedda Lou Atherton of Dexter; eight grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was held from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter. A memorial service was then conducted at 2 p.m. Aug. 19, 2003, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Cooper officiating. Interment will follow at a later date.