US Army

Howard Braxton

May 31, 1932 ~ September 5, 2019 (age 87)


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 US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was the son of the late Howard Taft Braxton, Sr. & Bonnie Woody Braxton.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Brown Braxton of the home; daughters, Beverly Braxton Spencer and husband Todd of Chapel Hill, 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, Claire Russell and friend Ben Little; great granddaughter, Reia Newnam.

A service to celebrate his life will be 2:00 PM Sunday at Bellemont United Methodist church by Pastor Farron Duncan. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 1:00 – 1:45 before the service, other times at the residence of Chuck and Nancy Guthrie. Memorials may be made to Bellemont United Methodist Church, 4039 Markwood Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance/Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215. The family also wishes to thank the staff at Blakey Hall for their care and compassion shown to Howard during his time as a resident. Online condolences may be sent to

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