OBITUARY

James Elburn Braswell

July 27, 1931September 19, 2020
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James Elburn Braswell July 27, 1931 – September 19, 2020

James Braswell was a proud American and Korean War Veteran who served his country for 10 years as active and reserve in The United States Army. James attended Carolina Business College in Charlotte, NC, for Business Administration with a concentration in Major Motor Traffic Management. He retired from Biggers Brothers, Inc. Trucking as a Dispatcher. James was a Master Mason, 32nd Degree Shriner at the Oasis Shrine Temple and former member of the Oasis Keystone Cops. James enjoyed cooking (including his award-winning potato salad), singing, playing his harmonica, telling jokes (clean and not-so-clean) and loving his family. According to a friend, “the world was a better place with him hanging around in it.” He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Proceeding James in death include parents, Malley Levingston & Thelma Rader Braswell and siblings, Mary Lou Braswell Spearman and Patricia Braswell George.

Surviving family members include his children: James B. Braswell, Darren Braswell (wife Tina), Mark Braswell (wife Heather) and Shana Johnson (husband Keith). Grandchildren include: Karsyn Braswell, James K. Johnson, Luke Braswell, Ethan Braswell and Emme Johnson. Surviving Siblings include: Mike Braswell, Vickie Ledford and Helene Price.

A celebration of James’ life will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday September 23, 2020 at Alexis Baptist Church, 118 Alexis Church Road, Alexis, NC. Burial will follow, with full military honors, in the church’s cemetery. His nephew, Pastor Edward Braswell, will offer words of encouragement and hope to those that gather to remember James.

Fond memories of James, and condolences for the family, may be left at www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made in James’ name to Carolina Caring Hospice and Palliative Care, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658 or https://www.carolinacaring.org/give.

The staff at Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley is honored to serve the Braswell Family.

  • FAMILY

  • Thelma (Rader) Braswell, Mother (deceased)
  • Malley Levingston Braswell, Father (deceased)
  • James B. Braswell, Son
  • Darren Braswell (Tina), Son
  • Mark Braswell (Heather), Son
  • Shana Johnson (Keith), Daughter
  • Karsyn Braswell, Granddaughter
  • James K. Johnson, Grandson
  • Luke Braswell, Grandson
  • Ethan Braswell, Grandson
  • Emme Johnson, Granddaughter
  • Mary Lou (Braswell) Spearman, Sister (deceased)
  • Patricia (Braswell) George, Sister (deceased)
  • Vickie Ledford, Sister
  • Helene Price, Sister
  • Mike Braswell, Brother

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • James K. Johnson
  • Luke Braswell
  • Ethan Braswell
  • Keith Johnson
  • Bradley Stallings
  • Dakota Perry
  • Karsyn Braswell, Register Book Attendant
  • Emme Johnson, Register Book Attendant

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • Committal Service with Military Honors

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Memories

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Mickey Smith

September 23, 2020

James, was man of man of many things he had a great since of humor I remember him from days when we were in Key Stone KOPS together we had lots fun together and he always lit up the room when he walked in, you never fogot him He also was a man who wanted the best for his family and was ve close to Children, I had pleasure of Coaching his son Mark in
L ittlle Leauge Bsseball who was very polite and nice young man and that came from James raising Him I know all you all will miss him very much But Remember he will always be with you Looking from Above, the Lord House, Sorry for loss and may God bless all of you
Mickey Smith

Mark Braswell

September 21, 2020

To my Pop..
You were a mighty figure for my life and I thank you for all the sacrifices you made for us. You were the foundation builder and showed all of us what it takes to be a parent. There is no one I know that matches your love and giving spirit.
See you again in Heaven.

Shana Johnson

September 21, 2020

Keith, Khari, Emme and I love and will miss you. I also whispered this in your ear, but thank you for being my daddy. You are a mighty oak for me and the boys. We hope to bear good fruit for you. Enjoy glory and I'll see you again in Heaven.

Love you!

Your Baby Girl

Luke 6:43-45

Debra Sahley

September 21, 2020

We just wanted to share with all of you our support. Phil and I and the kids truly know what an amazing man he was because of your Own view on your own people around you. True givers at heart and genuine concern for others is what I see from the Braswell family! He did an amazing job making sure you knew that. We are here for you all- the Sahleys

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