Hurschel O. Braswell

Graveside services for Mr. Hurschel O. Braswell of Winona will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Winona Garden of Memory with masonic rites. Rev. Tracy Putnam will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Myron Braswell, Michael Ray, Doug Alexander, Josh James, Barrett Braswell, and Scott Alexander.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 1 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 2 from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.

Mr. Braswell, 81, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital. He was born, August 10, 1940, in Attala County to Jimmie and Lola Estelle Braswell. He was a dedicated member of North Winona Baptist Church, a Mason and a Scottish Rite Shriner. He was an over the road truck driver for many years and spent the last fifteen years working in the hardware business. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a charter member of the Christian Motorcycle Association Grenada chapter.

Mr. Braswell is survived by his daughter, Melinda B. Hovas (Alan) of Ackerman; brother, Lawrence Braswell (Burnadette) of Winona; one grandson, Drew Watson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Braswell was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen R. Braswell; brothers, Carlis Braswell and Bennie B. Braswell; and sister, Carolyn Alexander.

Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745, North Winona Baptist Church, 602 Alberta Drive, Winona, MS 38967, or Shriners Hospitals for Children at

18 thoughts on “Hurschel O. Braswell

  1. We are so sorry to hear about Hurschel. Such a good man to all and an even better friend to us. We had so many good times together at North Winona with Hurschel and Helen and we will always remember them both with respect and love! We will miss our friend but will see you again one day! Love in Christ Friend!


  2. So sorry to hear about Mr. Hurschel. He was a true friend to all who knew him. He and i shared wonderful memories during my tenure at HomeFront. He loved my family as if we were his own. He always asked how his girls were in reference to MacKenzy and Hailey Hayden. He was the kind of friend most people are looking for. May he rest in peace and enjoy those streets of gold until we meet again. Love in Christ Chance MacKenzy and Hailey Hayden


  3. I am so sorry to have lost this sweet, precious friend, but I know he is so happy where he is now. Our loss is heaven’s gain. What a wonderful man he was!


  4. Sorry to hear I lost a riding friend. Rode many miles with him. Now with his Savior, the one he served. God Bless!


  5. Was so sorry to hear about Herschel. A true friend and a wonderful neighbor. I know he is so happy to be reunited with his Helen. Will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers with his family as you go thru this difficult time.


    1. Melinda, So sorry to hear this! We love you and your family and will be praying for you during this sad time.


  6. It’s very hard to put into words my feelings for this most precious cousin. Herschel was more than cousin, he was friend to a little girl that cried when she was away from “mama”. I spent many nights with his parents when I was growing up. I know he is walking and talking to everyone he knew before, especially Helen Ruth. I will miss him ver much. Love Rachael Collier Froemel


  7. We are so sorry for the loss of Herschel. He always had a smile and a good word.
    Will miss you cousin!
    Now you are with your sweet Helen!
    Rest in peace.


  8. Melinda I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was truly a genuine person and there aren’t many people like that anymore. He always had a smile. I know you will miss him greatly.


  9. Hershel has left us so many sweet memories for my family to always cherish. The girls remember him taking them for hot dogs then coming back to eat a cold watermelon in his back yard. He always called Jimmy every year to remind him of our anniversary. I knew that would be for my benefit 🙂. Every memory of him will always bring a smile to our faces. We were blessed to call Mr. Hershel our friend.


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