Harold L. Bragg
HINTON — Harold L. Bragg, 81, of 215 7th Ave., Hinton, died at 10:02 p.m. Saturday evening, February 9, 2013, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a long illness. He was a resident of Pinelodge Nursing Home the last two years.
Born January 5, 1932, at Hix, he was the son of the late John S. and Dixie Clementine Jones Bragg.
Harold worked as a farmer and timberman and was an employee of the West Virginia State Park system and the Department of Highways. He was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church at Hix and attended Ramp Holiness Church at Ramp and First Christian Church in Hinton as long as his health permitted. Harold enjoyed gardening, fishing, knife collecting, hunting and attending shooting matches. He was a lifelong resident of Summers County. He never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Clay Bragg; one son, Thomas Albert Bragg; granddaughter, Margaret Bragg; two twin great-grandsons, Eldridge Ray Bragg II and Brentley Gauge Bragg. Brothers, Ermon, Calvin, Carlos and James Bragg. Sisters, Eliza, Victoria, Nellie, Nannie Ann and Virginia.
Survivors include two sons, Harold L. Bragg Jr. and wife Dagmar of Athens, TN, and Eldridge Ray Bragg and wife Eva of Lockbridge; one daughter, Velda McKinney and husband Roger of Crab Orchard; one brother, Howard Bragg; nine grandsons, Timothy Walt Bragg, Harold L. Bragg III, Roger Dale Fleshman, John Clay Bragg, Kenneth H. Fleshman, Eldridge Ray Bragg Jr., Joshua T. Bragg, Jeremy Lee Bragg and Kenneth Wesley Garrett; two granddaughters, Trina Carlene Carr and Sarah Jean Bragg; six great-grandchildren, Paul J. Tate III, Jade Elton Tate, Frank Lee Bragg, Seth Elton Tate, Brianna June Bragg and Paula Jean Carr.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, in Hinton, with Minister Gary Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Upland Cemetery near Hinton.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Wednesday.
Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences and guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
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