His Life

Mr. Charles Ray Broughton was born on April 26, 1953 to the union of the Homer Lee and Elsie Smith Broughton in Chambers County, Alabama.

Charles accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Union Spring Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Johnson.  He later joined the Atlanta Bible Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. John McNeal, Jr.

“ Charlie Ray” ,as to was known to many, graduated from Harrison High School in 1970 and completed his studies in 1974 at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA earning a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Business Management.  After graduation, he was employed at Kmart for many years as an Assistant Store Manager.  He was later employed at Big Lots, Scholastic, and Walmart.

He was joined in Holy Matrimony to Dr. Judy A. Harpp Broughton.  To this union was born his only child, Gerald Ray Broughton.

Charlie Ray departed this life on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the EAMC Lanier Hospital in Valley, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer L. and Elsie S. Broughton, a lovingsister, Clara; five brothers, Homer Jr. (Hook), Pete, Paul, Lewis, and Homer (Fatty).

Charles leaves to cherish his memory:  a loving and devoted son, Gerald Ray Broughton of Stone Mountain, GA, one loving and devoted sister, Barbara Ann Broughton of West Point, GA, the Atlanta Bible Church Family, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends.