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Updated: Aug 3, 2022

Mr. James ‘Bill’ Edgar Braxton, age 90, of Westville, Florida, passed away August 2, 2022, at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Florida. He was born October 21, 1931, in Westville, Florida to the late Walter Carl Braxton and Mamie Bradley Braxton. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline ‘Poolie’ Cullifer and Maxine Newton and one brother, Hampton Braxton.

Mr. Braxton is survived by his wife of 70 years, Clela Braxton of Westville, FL; one son, Billy Ray Braxton and wife Lynette of Burnsville, MN; one daughter, Wanda Braxton Woodham of Panama City, FL; five grandchildren, Melanie Ubel and husband Dave of Lakeville, MN, Mindy Rocha and husband Miguel of Lakeview, MN, Ashley Braxton of Burnsville, MN, Joel Braxton and wife Amanda of Rosemount, MN, and Katherine Woodham and husband Jason Fair of Panama City, FL; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Carl ‘Junior’ Braxton and wife Gladys, John Braxton, and Ronnie Braxton and wife Pam; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorialization will be by cremation with a celebration of life service held at a later date.

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