Coal Bios

  • Johnny Simms
  • Andrew Christian, Jr.
  • David Belcher
  • Eddie Branch
  • Kenny Hughes
  • JC Woolridge
  • Randy Remines
  • RB Davis
  • Jonathan Dotson
  • Robert Jerry Edwards, Sr.
  • Jerry Edwards, Jr.
  • Vince Epperson
  • Joseph Pack
  • Mike Crowder
  • Tom Roberts
  • Jeremy Auville
  • Andy Christian, Sr.
  • Hank Toler
  • Jeremy Marushia
Eddie Branch

Eddie Branch


Job: Mechanic/Electrician
Shift: Night

Eddie started coal mining back in 1977, when the industry was booming. A third-generation coal miner, he says it gets in your blood. Eddie is familiar with the dangers of the job, having suffered second and third-degree burns on his hands as well as having both of his hands broken. He’s worked with many of the men of Cobalt at various mines in the area throughout the years.