April 25, 1929 issue of the Southern Christian Advocate Vol # 17 page 13 col 4 from the Sandor Teszler Library of Wofford College:
LAWTON C BRADDY
The subject of this sketch, Mr Lawton C Braddy, Sr., was born near the town of Little Rock, SC., January 17, 1854, and departed this life February 25, 1929, at his home in Dillon. He was a son of Trystom B and Katherine McKinnon Braddy.
Brother Braddy had enjoyed the best of health up to about two years and a half ago when his health failed him and forced him to give up the active management of his business. He was one of the town's leading merchants for a long time and one of the largest planters of the country. He was a very successful merchant and farmer and did not use his money upon himself, but was most liberal towards the church and any interest that was for the betterment of mankind. For a number of years he was a steward in the church here,-he having joined the Methodist church at Little Rock early in life, and was a true friend and loyal supporter in his church and pastor.
He was most happily married November 30, 1885 to Miss Annie Alley and from this union the following children and wife surrive: Mrs T B Thompson, Mrs J P McLaurin, Mrs T W Hamer, Miss Alley, L C Jr., and R A Braddy of Dillon, Mrs C E Smith, Washington, DC., and Mrs Leroy Moore, Spartanburg.
Brother Braddy was sick for more than two years, but he was a patient sufferer always bright and cheerful.
The funeral service was conducted by the writer and Rev C C Derrick, a former pastor. He is gone, but we shall not forget him.
W A Beckham
Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 5 Aug 2002.