Johnnie Ruth (Gallagher) Bramley, 82, of Brownwood and formerly of Ballinger passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Oak Ridge Manor in Brownwood.

    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Seventh Street Baptist Church in Ballinger with the Rev. David Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in Ballinger Evergreen Cemetery.

    She was born April 28, 1928, in Abilene to John M. and Jewel (Hitt) Jones.

    Johnnie and Edward F. “Eddie” Gallagher were married May 2, 1947, in Ballinger and together they owned and operated a printing company, News Printing, in Ballinger for over 25 years. Mr. Gallagher passed away Dec. 4 1990. She continued to operate the print shop herself until 1999. She was married to Howard Bramley in Ballinger on Sept. 7, 1997, and he preceded her in death March 16, 2003. Also preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Curtis Jones.

    Johnnie was a long-time, faithful member of Seventh Street Baptist Church and will be fondly remembered by church members and the townspeople of Ballinger for her ready smile, her loving heart, and her joyful spirit.  

    She is survived by her daughter, Karen Bly of Brownwood; son, Eddie Gallagher Jr. of Hanahan, S.C.; sisters, Evelyn Drake of Ballinger and Edna Hunter of Mohave Valley, Ariz. Also surviving are grandchildren, Kyle and Cody Holman, Shawna Brown, and Kevin Gallagher, and several great-grandchildren.

    Arrangements are with Lange Funeral Home of Ballinger. Guests may register at ballingerfuneralhome.com.