Iris Branch
Iris Branch
Birth: 14 May 1903
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Death: 26 May 2014
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Age: 111 years, 12 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Iris Branch (née Godfrey; 14 May 1903 – 26 May 2014) was an American supercentenarian who is currently pending.


Iris Branch was born Iris Godfrey in Virginia, USA, on 14 May 1903. Her parents were Walter "Papa" and Florence (née Roberts) Godfrey. She was one of 17 children. She grew up on a farm, which was where she developed her lifelong passion for gardening.

At the age of 18, she met Linwood O. Branch, and they married soon after. Linwood worked as the Purchasing Agent in Norfolk, Virginia, and the couple purchased a property and named it 'The Lynn-Dee Motel' after their 2 sons, Linwood Jr. and Deon. Her husband passed away in 1977 after 56 years of marriage.

Iris was a member of the Cavalier Garden Club, Virginia Beach Methodist Church, the Beasley Bible Class, Princess Anne Country Club, and was an active member of the Circle of the King's Daughters.

Iris Branch died in Virginia, United States, on 26 May 2014, at the age of 111 years, 12 days.[1]


  1. Iris Godfrey Branch Find A Grave
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