03/02/05 — JOHN S. BRASWELL

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SALISBURY -- John Stanley Braswell, 65, died Monday at his home after 18 months of declining health.

He was a 1957 graduate of Goldsboro High School and was a former police officer in Goldsboro and Rocky Mount. He retired as an investigator with the North Carolina Department of Insurance. He was a member of China Grove United Methodist Church, Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge and Rowan County Retired Peace Officers Association.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Ballance Braswell; two daughters, Sandra L. Braswell of China Grove and Linda Braswell Scarborough of China Grove; one brother, Kenneth Braswell of Raleigh; one sister, Nancy Braswell Strickland of Goldsboro; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be held on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in China Grove. The Reverends Vance Lowe and James Faggart will officiate.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove, and other times at the residence.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 110 W. Church St., China Grove, N.C., 28023; or to Rowan Regional Home Health & Hospice, 825A West Henderson St., Salisbury, N.C., 28144.

Published in Obituaries on March 2, 2005 2:11 PM