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Braxton Blassingame

Braxton Braxton "Butter Man" Blassingame

Thursday January 19, 1939 - Tuesday June 18, 2019
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Mr. Braxton Murray Blassingame, 80, of Easley, South Carolina, was born on January 19, 1939, and departed this life on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Prisma Healthcare Upstate. He was the seventh child of the late James Clifton Blassingame and Willie Mae Nesbit Blassingame.

He was educated in the Easley School System, including Simpson Elementary and Clearview High Schools. Braxton was a retiree of Alice Manufacturing Company. He professed a love for Christ at an early age, and joined the Easley Union Missionary Baptist Church.

He was joined in holy matrimony to Lula Ann Walker early in his life and to this union, two sons were born, James Patrick and Eric Blassingame. After her demise, he met and married Carolyn Hallums Blassingame and this union continued until his death.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Blassingame; and four brothers, Junior Blassingame, Samuel Blassingame,Truman C. Blassingame and Robert Nesbitt.

Left to cherish many fond and loving memories are his wife, Carolyn Hallums Blassingame of the home; two daughters, April Hallums of Detroit, MI, and Belinda (Mike) Wofford of Greenville; two sons, James P. Blassingame of Easley, and Eric Blassingame of Piedmont; two sisters, Dorothy (Willie) Simon of Chicago, IL, and Sylvia Jones of Greenville; one brother, Charles Blassingame of Columbus, OH; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a special niece, Emily Scott of Greenville, SC; his mother-in-law, Pauline Hallums of Detroit, MI; three sisters-in-law, Beverly (Doc) Heath of Detroit, MI,, Hazel Coleman of Philadelphia, PA, and Audrey (Cornell) Kimbrell of Albany, GA; a brother-in-law, Lavel (Debra) Hallums of Orlando, FL; one aunt, Venice Jenkins of Chicago, IL; a special friend, Charles Hill of Charlotte, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday June 22, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday June 22, 2019 2:00pm
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Interment

    Monday June 24, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday June 24, 2019 10:00am
    M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery
    140 Inway Dr
    ANDERSON, SC 29621
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Posted at 06:32pm
We’re so sorry to hear you are suffering the loss of your dear loved one. Although it can feel overwhelming, we hope you can find strength and some comfort in the words found in Nahum 1:7 which reads: ”Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Our loving God also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55:11). Can you see imagine your dear loved one coming back to life? Find out more about this resurrection online at jw.org



Posted at 06:49am
Sadden to read of the death of your loved one. Please know that others, even strangers, are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. May the sure hope of the resurrection comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time, for at Isaiah 26:19 God promises to raise those who have fallen asleep in death to life again!!! Your family has my deepest sympathy.

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