Milton R. Braswell, Sr. |

November 7, 1939 – August 17, 2022

Milton R. Braswell, Sr., 82, of the community of Bethany, died Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the Chapel of Bryant Funeral Home with Pastor Allen Griffin officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Assembly of God Cemetery with Roy Luke, Robbie Odom, Rambo Rivera, Ricky Harrison, Chad Braswell and Terry Smith as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends immediately after the service. Online visitors can sign the guest register at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Milton Rogers Braswell was born November 7, 1939 in Donaldsonville, GA, son Eddie & Nora Murkerson Braswell. He knew the Lord at the age of 35 and his life changed forever. Milton was a poultry farmer and farming was his life. He served as pastor of the Cedar Springs Pentecostal Church where he retained his membership after his retirement.

Milton was a kind and gentle soul. He had a wide range of friends built on his favorite question: Do you need anything? Her desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus to others bridged the gap between an acquaintance and a family friend for the most part. He was rarely upset or angry, reminding us all that there really was nothing productive about a hissing fit. Milton was the dad who loved family gatherings, grilling steaks, ice cream and ice cream cakes (for any occasion or no occasion) and sitting on the porch. He enjoyed the sights and sounds of nature over his morning coffee. Milton had a knack for growing citrus fruits, canning peaches, canning peas, and of course, sharing with others. It was only dangerous if left unattended with RoundUp. “The Girls” provided Dad with immeasurable joy and plenty of sermon material.

Survivors include his wife, Francanna B. Braswell; his grandchildren, Bridget & Steven Schwartz, Stephanie & Patrick Harrity, and Chelsy & Josh Trawick; his great-grandsons, Brayden & Aiden; her brother, Tommy Braswell; his daughter, Frankijo Martin; several nieces & nephews; her dog (who doesn’t realize she’s a dog), Dixie; and his neighborhood adoptive family. In addition to his parents, Milton was predeceased by his 62-year-old wife, Betty Ann Mock Braswell; his children, Roger, Debby and Beverly; and his brothers, Gary Braswell and Billy Braswell.

Bryant’s Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is helping the family make arrangements. (229-246-3321)

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