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Doran "Buddy" Alexander Bramlett, Jr.

Doran "Buddy" Alexander Bramlett, Jr.
  • September 18, 1931 - July 7, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“After he moved from Florence to Mt.P I always enjoyed running into him at the grocery store and catching up on all the Bramletts. Nice man, he was...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Wallace Jenkins - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Buddy will be missed, he made me feel welcome into your wonderful family, his sense of humor and quiet demeanor were a pleasure to be around. I know...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Weston Clemmons - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“To Amy and family: I am so very sorry to read that we have lost Buddy. He was so full of fun, and was a pleasure to be around at all times. Please...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Peggy (formerly McLean) Youngblood - SC

“Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Carole Bernacchi - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Dear Amy and family,Reading about your Dad tells us it's a huge loss for all of you. It's obvious he was dearly loved, and that the mark he's left...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Vince Rolland - Florencef, SC

“Dear Amy and Malloy and the family, I am so sorry for your great loss of Buddy. Everybody who knew him liked him, and that is a lot of us who...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Buddy was a very special friend. We spent many hours together laughing and enjoying life together. We will all miss him. His life was a tremendous...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Benton - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“So sorry to hear of "Buddy's" passing. I have so many pleasant memories of him. I worked with him at Carolina One and also the Census Bureau. We ...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Alice Ann Gyug - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Buddy was a special man and dear friend to me and my husband, John. He officiated at our wedding in 1982. He will never be forgotten for his gentle...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Lucy Fox - Charleston, SC


Doran "Buddy" Alexander Bramlett, Jr., of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, died Friday, July 7, 2017.

Buddy, as he was affectionately known (Big Buddy to his devoted grandchildren), was born September 18, 1931 in Hartsville, SC to Doran Alexander and Camilla McDill Bramlett. After graduation from Hartsville High School, he attended Coker College and, following service in the United States Army, the University of South Carolina. He enjoyed a long and varied career, which included banking, real estate, working for the cities of Charleston and Savannah, and conducting special surveys for the United States Census Bureau, from which he retired in 2015.

A self-described unconventional believer, Buddy's cathedral was the natural world, his Holy Trinity his three favorite islands: Pawleys, Sullivan's, and Edisto. He delighted in history, the night sky, the spring solstice, his nightly martini, a Mac's Pride peach, a memorable quote, and a good bargain. But he loved most dearly, and was loved by his family and friends, who will miss deeply his charm, quick wit, and small kindnesses.

Buddy is survived by his beloved former wife, Amy Edmunds Bramlett; his sister Barbara Bramlett Kolb (James); his children Frances Weston Bramlett (Russell Wallace), Amy Bramlett McEachin (Malloy), Elizabeth Bramlett Baker (Charles), Thomas Alexander Bramlett (Russell Parkman); his grandchildren FitzLee McEachin (Erin), Peter McEachin (Paige), Amy Buchanan (Will), Daniel McEachin, Marie Stitt (Edward Crouse), Weston Stitt, Emma Baker, Charlie Baker, Camilla Baker; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Camilla McDill.

Friends are invited to join the family in raising a glass to Buddy at the home of Betsy and Chuck Baker on Saturday, July 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Final arrangements will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lowcountry Land Trust, 43 Wentworth St, Charleston SC 29401, www.lowcountrylandtrust.org.