First Posted: 10/2/2009

DOBSON Mr. James Franklin Draughn, 78, of Dobson, passed away Thursday at North Surry Hospital. Mr. Draughn had been in declining health for several years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Freeman; his parents, Yancey and Lily Livengood Draughn; brothers, George and Paul; and a sister, Viola D. Wilmoth. He is survived by two sons, Ricky and Chester Draughn; daughter-in-law, Diane Draughn; granddaughters, April and Nicole; a great-granddaughter, Zo; niece, Christine Freeman and husband Charles; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. A graveside service will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at 4 p.m. at the Welcome View Baptist Church Cemetery in Dobson, with the Rev. Douglas Huff presiding. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Draughn Memorial Fund may be given to Christine Freeman or the Rev. Huff.

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