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Kenneth Gaston Branton

July 21, 1943 — October 11, 2020

Kenneth Gaston Branton age 77 of Hiddenite passed away peacefully at home Sunday, October 11, 2020. Born July 21, 1943 to the late Roby G. and Nellie Harrington Branton of Alexander County.
A graveside service will be conducted at Pilgrim Baptist Church cemetery on Wednesday October 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Phil Branton and Rev. Arthur Duncan will officiate. Pallbearers will include Blake Branton, Zach Bailey, Raylen Branton, Tanner and Cole White, and Joe Civitarese.
Kenneth worked 25 years at General Electric. After leaving General Electric he began a career he truly enjoyed as a long-distance truck driver with his wife Elaine. He spent many summers driving his mother (Nellie), and grandchildren Mary Kirsty and Blake around the United States. It truly was a family affair. In 2007 he received an award for driving a million miles accident free.
In addition to his parents Kenneth is preceded in death by his brother, Ray Branton.
Those left to cherish and honor his memory include his wife, Elaine Davis Branton of 58 years. Two sons Kenny Branton and wife Tereasa, Ronnie Branton, two grandchildren, Mary Kirsty Branton (Joe) of China Grove and Blake Branton, and one step grandson, Zach Bailey of Hiddenite, one brother, Larry Branton (Libby) of Hiddenite, Two brother in laws, Sam Davis (Alva) of Taylorsville and Billy Davis (Judy) of Sugar Loaf, one sister in law, Mary Ann Icenhour of Whitenburg, along with a number of nieces, nephews, and great nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Duke Cancer Institute at 20 Duke Medicine Circle Durham, NC 27710.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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