Brainard Hope

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Jennings Brainard Hope, 99, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at the Lutheran Home.

He was born Oct. 27, 1908, at Pocahontas, son of Annas Cross and Myrtle Tant Hope. He and Dessie Davis were married in October 1935. She died Aug. 17, 1965.

Hope farmed in the Fruitland area before moving to Jackson. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.

Survivors include two nieces, Patricia Preston and Nancy Hope of St. Louis; and a nephew, Hadley Jenner of Harrisonburg, Va.

He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Dr. Grant F.C. Gillard officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.