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11/02/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Nina Coltrain Braswell

Nina Coltrain Braswell
(26 Mar 1929 - 28 Oct 2012)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Here this Friday morning is that sad news we were awaiting to report.      Nina Coltrain Braswell, mother of    Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR and   Debby Braswell Miller ('67) of VA, and mother-in-law of    Kenny Branch ('62) of AR, passed away at home in Newport News on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the age of 83. 

  From Kenny Branch ('62) of AR - 10/31/12, 5:47 PM:


Just to let you know,
  Becky's mom passed away last Sunday afternoon. An obit will appear in Friday's Daily Press.....

Kenny Branch '62

   Oh, Kenny, I was just thinking about y'all.  I'm so very sorry to hear about her mother.  Please give Becky my love and sympathy and a big hug.

From the Daily Press - 11/02/12: 

                   Nina Coltrain Braswell




NEWPORT NEWS - Nina Coltrain Braswell, 83, passed away peacefully at her home in Newport News, Va., on Oct. 28, 2012, after a long illness with Chronic Kidney Disease.
She was the daughter of George and Cecil (Rains) Coltrain of Johnston County, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence (Tommy) Braswell; her parents; brothers, Willard and Rains Coltrain; and sister, Doris Shackelford.

She is survived by daughters, Becky (Kenny) Branch of Russellville, Ark., and Debby (Larry) Miller of Hampton, Va.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Faye Kriner of Fayetteville, N.C.; a brother, G.H. (Jack) Coltrain (Margaret); sister-in-law, Mary Coltrain of Carmel, Ind.; and foster sister, Irene Creech of Micro, N.C.

She was a self employed beautician. She was a faithful member of Providence Free Will Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday school class. She enjoyed fishing, entertaining and cooking for her family and friends.





In lieu of flowers, a donation in Nina's memory may be made to Providence Free Will Baptist Church, 731 E. Little Back River Road, Hampton, VA 23669.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, with a visitation to follow at Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Road, Newport News, Va. The family will receive friends on Sunday Nov. 4, from 2 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m., at Parrish Funeral Home, 1351 South Pollock St., Selma, N.C., followed by the burial. The Rev. Richard G. Barnes will be officiating both services. Condolences may be expressed to the family at
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October 30, 2012

My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Praying you will find the comfort and strength you need during this difficult time through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of her. She will continue to live in your heart always. We love you!

~ Joan Staton, Dillwyn, Virginia

October 30, 2012

My thoughts & prayers go out to the family. I have such fond memories of Mrs. Braswell from my childhood at First free will Baptist church. God Bless!

~ Teresa Lovern Bishop, Hinesville, Georgia

October 30, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She has been a precious friend to my dad, mom and family for many years. Our family will greatly miss her. My children were so sorry to hear the gum lady went home to be with the Lord. May you find comfort and peace from our Heavenly Father. What a blessing to know we will meet again. Love, Linda and the family

~ Linda Modlin Kearney, Hampton, Virginia

October 30, 2012

I will miss you, Mrs. Braswell. You have always been such a kind and sweet lady. I know you are in a much better place. I love you.

~ Becky McCurry Smith, Newport News, Virginia

October 31, 2012

Mrs. Nina Braswell, Beautiful Lady, Beautiful spirit! She will be greatly missed here on earth, but she is now with her Saviour Whom she loved and served with her life and with her sweetheart who preceded her on this part of life's path. We love you both Mr. & Mrs. Braswell, God has greatly blessed our lives in you!

~ Jeffrey McCurry, Cobbs Creek, Virginia

November 01, 2012
Your mother was someone very special! My thoughts & prayers are with you. Love to you, Catherine Tyndall
~ Catherine Tyndall, Hampton, Virginia

November 01, 2012
Debby and Becky and family, I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm glad I got to see her a couple of weeks ago...I guess I've waved at her on the front porch for the last time... Blessings, Mary
~ Mary Warf Lane, Hampton, Virginia

November 02, 2012

We have great memories and treasure your family. Jesus makes us family; we are sad for your loss. Maggie Madson, Carolyn Pinckard, Linda Owens, Jan Williams, Brenda Rider. (The Baker Family)

~ Carolyn Pinckard, Carrollton, Virginia

November 02, 2012

Our prayers are with you and the family during this time. I remember Nina well as a young girl playing in her beauty shop while my mother was getting her hair done.. A lovely lady..

~ Charlotte Miller, Newport News, Virginia

November 02, 2012

I'll look for you in rainbows and sunsets until we meet again!!! I love you, Aunt Nina!! Morgan Mackenzie and I miss you more than you'll know!! Give Uncle Tommy a kiss for me :)

~ Amanda Daniel, Fayetteville, North Carolina

November 02, 2012

Dear Becky,
My heartfelt sympathy to you and Kenny on the loss of your mother. Moms are Special.

Sincerely, Bobby Hilling

~ Bobby Hilling, Newport News, Virginia

November 02, 2012

Dear Becky and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I lost mine 16 years ago and a day doesn't pass that I don't think about her in some way. Your mom will always be with you, no matter what.
God's peace be with you all.

Joe Wingo

~ Joe Wingo, Charlotte, North Carolina

November 02, 2012

  Becky, Debby & Family Members,

My heartfelt sympathy to you at this most difficult time. I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your mother. That is a loss that hurts so much and I know how you feel. May the precious memories of your mom bring comfort to you in the days and weeks ahead. Sorry I will miss seeing you on Saturday, as I have a very close friend's funeral at 2:00 also. My heart and prayers are with you all. May God bless you.

~ Frances (Rogers) Weaver, Hampton, Virginia

November 02, 2012

Sorry for your loss.

~ Maurice Evans, Youngsville, North Carolina


November 02, 2012


So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. My condolences to the entire family.


November 03, 2012


November 03, 2012


November 03, 2012



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Braswell's family and friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Take My Hand, Precious Lord

Words by the Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey
(02 July 1899 - 23 Jan 1993)

Music by George Nelson Allen
(07 Sept 1812 - 09 Dec 1877)

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on,
Let me stand
I'm tired, I am weak I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When my way grows drear precious Lord linger near
When my life is almost gone
Hear my cry,
Hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When the darkness appears and the night draws near
And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet,
Hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on,
Let me stand
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

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