Cotten Funeral Home


Dan Franklin Raynor

September 25, 1950January 7, 2021

Dan (Danny) Franklin Raynor, 70, of Kinston, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Caswell Development Center.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Allene Daugherty Pappas.

He is survived by his brother, William Gregory Pappas (Jennie Spence Pappas) of Cove City; sister, Donna Pappas Riggs of Cove City; and his aunt, Faye Daugherty Huggins of Fayetteville.

Danny was a warm, outgoing personality: collecting friends throughout his life. They will remember him for his loyalty to family and friends; his sense of humor; his love for pets and babies; and especially for some of the things that gave him pleasure: interacting with people; listening to music; and watching wrestling, comedic movies, and TV westerns from a prior generation.

The family would like to thank the Caswell Center for the many years of wonderful and loving care.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Andre Cannon

January 14, 2021

RIP my friend, I enjoyed working with you every day and the many hours we would sing Victory Is Mines. Take your rest.

Faye Huggins

January 13, 2021

Most everyone who knew him has a "Danny story"; most likely, they have a collection of "Danny stories." My collection is huge and will always bring me pleasure. I shall treasure it. Thank you, Danny Boy. I'll miss you, but I won't forget you. A part of you remains in my heart.

janet roberts

January 11, 2021

I enjoyed working for him over 36 years. RIP sweet friend.

Joel Glassman

January 10, 2021

Sorry to hear of Danny's passing. He always enjoyed music and singing, helping out with various activities, and many times was a part of the talent shows where he lived. He even joined a group I had put together to imitate the Village People in song during one of those shows. I'm glad I had the pleasure of knowing him and working with him to improve his speech. I am sure he will be missed by his friends and workers.