William B. Brafford

KINSTON - William Benton "Bill" Brafford, 80, died Sunday, December 1, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center. Born May 26, 1933, he was preceded in death by his parents, Charles "Red" Brafford and Lessie Brafford and a brother, James H. "Jimmy" Brafford. He graduated from Grainger High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired truck owner-operator. Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife of 58 years, Jean C. Hamm Brafford; a brother, Thomas J. "Tommy" Brafford; son William B. "Billy" Brafford Jr. and wife Sandra; daughters Sally Brafford Price and husband Steve, and Janet M. Brafford; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Edwards Funeral Home with the Rev. Butch Smith officiating. Private Interment will be at Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at Edwards Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The or to the Lenoir County SPCA. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com (Paid obituary)

Funeral Home

Edwards Funeral Home
702 North Queen Street Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-1123

Published in Free Press from Dec. 3 to Dec. 6, 2013