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Mr. J.W. Braswell
Army Veteran

GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. J.W. Braswell, 76, loving son of the late Walter and Cora Lee Braswell, entered into rest Thursday, February 14, 2008, at the V.A. Hospital in Augusta.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Gibson Union Methodist Church with Rev. Griffin Thompson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Braswell was a native of Jefferson County, a member of the Gibson United Methodist Church and an Army Veteran during the Korean Conflict. He worked at the Lily Cup Factory for 22 years and at the J.M. Huber Chalk Company for 19 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mrs. Sybil Neal Braswell; two sons, Mike Braswell and Joan of Gibson and Larry (Marcia) Braswell of Mesena; one brother, Bobby (Mary Ann) Braswell of Stapleton; four grandchildren, Jason Braswell, Tara (Paul) Searcy, Travis Braswell and Ray Hill; one great-grandchild, Payton Amy Searcy. He was preceded in death by sister, Inez Kitchens and a granddaughter, Amy Braswell.

Pallbearers were Bruce Logue, Richard Kitchens, Jack Crunkelton, Jeff Crunkelton, Matt Knoeferl, Ross Rabun and Eric Braswell.

Memorials may be made to the Gibson United Methodist Church in care of Mrs. Frankie Porter, 628 Lamb St., Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008

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