Published in The Daily Reflector on October 20, 2012
VIENNA, GA. - James
Allen Braxton, 69, of 268 Faver Road, Vienna, died peacefully, surrounded
by his family, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
Born in Greenville, N.C., he was the son of the late James T. Braxton,
Jr. and Luna Mae Edwards Braxton. Growing up in Greenville, James Allen
was a standout on Little League, American Legion, and the Winterville
High School baseball teams. He is an alumnus of UNC Wilmington, attending
on a baseball and basketball scholarship.
He was a professional baseball player, businessman, and farmer. He served
the community of Dooly County as a baseball coach and a member of various
community organizations including the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department,
Lions Club, and Kiwanis Club, as well as being a supporter of the Vienna
United Methodist Food Bank.
Survivors include his wife, Jane M. Braxton of Vienna; children, Lewis
Braxton and wife, Jessica, of Warner Robins, Susan Davies and husband,
Nigel, of Fleetwood, N.C., Brett Braxton and wife, Ashley, of Cordele,
and Ben Braxton and wife, Kathryn, of Vienna; siblings, Tommy Braxton
of Greenville, N.C., Laura Braxton Tew of Greensboro, N.C., and Robert
Braxton of Greenville, N.C.; grandchildren, Patrick Braxton, Brad Braxton,
Jonathan Braxton, Landon Braxton, and Taylor Braxton, all of Warner Robins,
and Samantha Braxton of Vienna.
James Allen was the nephew of Carrie Dail and S.A. Paramore and Mary Lou
Sugg of Greenville, N.C. and their extended families.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Vienna City Cemetery,
Memorial gifts may be made to AFTD, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320,
290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.
Brannen-Nesmith Funeral Home of Vienna has charge of arrangements.