HOWARD TAFT BRAXTON

HOWARD TAFT BRAXTON

Howard Taft Braxton Jr., 87, of Elon, died Thursday, September 5, 2019. He was a native of Alamance County, retired from Western-Electric (AT&T), a member of Bellemont United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was the son of the late Howard Taft Braxton Sr. and Bonnie Woody Braxton.

Howard is survived by wife, Shirley Brown Braxton of the home; daughters, Beverly Braxton Spencer and husband Todd of Chapel Hill and Pamela Braxton Russell and husband Russ of Troy; sister, Brenda Smith and husband Clinton of Graham; grandchildren, Lauren Newnam and husband Smith, Jason Spencer and friend Madeline Sosna, Chappell Foley and husband Justin, and Claire Russell and friend Ben Little; and great-granddaughter, Reia Newnam.

A service to celebrate his life was held Sunday, September 8 at Bellemont United Methodist Church by Pastor Farron Duncan. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 239 N. Russell St., Troy, NC 27371. Online condolences may be sent to www.mcclurefuneralservice.net