Funeral services were held on March 31 for Joseph Raymond Bratton, Sr., 87, former resident of Lindsay. He died on March 27.
He was born on May 17, 1916 in Arkansas. He lived in Lindsay for 38 years. He worked as a farmer and a carpenter.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Georgia P. Farris Bratton; children, Carol Ann Bratton of Aptos, Calif., Joseph Raymond Bratton of Madera, Harold Wayne Bratton of Dixon, Calif. and Michael Howard Bratton of Sacramento; two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dotson Bratton and Tennessee Griffin Bratton; brother, Claude; sisters, Dale, Imogene, Zetan and Ezell.
Arrangements were under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home.