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Danny Phil Claiborne


Danny Phil Claiborne, 68, of Granville County passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Granville Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Danny was born in Granville County to Dorothy Mae Beal and the late Melvin Fitchel Claiborne. He was a member of Stovall Methodist Church and farmed most of his life.

Due to Covid-19 a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Other than his mother he is survived by his wife Billie Jean Claiborne; a loving daughter, Robin Williams of Oxford; three step-children, Jessie Englebright, Jessica Englebright and Bryan Jones; two grandchildren, Jocelyn Williams of Oxford and William Johnson of Greensboro; one step-granddaughter, Layla Jones and three brothers; Ray (Janet), Randy (Donna) and Warren (Loretta) Claiborne. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Keith Claiborne and his first wife, Jacolyn Newton Claiborne.


  • Warren Claiborne Posted December 14, 2020 11:42 pm

    I sure hope that there are guitars in heaven because he will be playing it so that all the angels can sing along. He loved his family dearly and he loved making music and will be missed by many. I will never hear another guitar that I will not think of him. Miss you and Rest in Peace brother Go Rest HIgh on that Mountain

    • Billie Claiborne Posted December 15, 2020 3:15 pm

      I know they are. .

  • Khristie Claiborne Jackson Posted December 15, 2020 12:00 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I will never forget how Danny stood by my Daddy through good times and bad, when there was no one else, Daddy could always count on him. Robin, trust in Him and I promise in time, he will bring you peace and comfort. Love you girl.

  • Janet Parrott Posted December 15, 2020 7:02 pm

    Danny was always such a nice person. He always loved music and I know if their is a country band in heaven he is happy. Prayers for all of his family.

    • James E Poteat Posted January 6, 2021 12:27 am

      Hop was a special friend. So many laughs and playing music. Danny always was ready, pull up to get him, let me get my hat and I’m ready. Him and Larry took me in like i was family and we enjoyed being out watching people dance. Now Hop is in heaven playing in a new group smiling away. Love ya man…

  • brenda powers Posted December 15, 2020 8:36 pm

    Danny will surly be missed such a special person play music with the angels

  • Robin Williams Posted December 16, 2020 12:14 am

    My daddy was my everything. He was my rock, my biggest supporter and he loved his family dearly. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for anyone and never complained once about anything. He was truly the most amazing, incredible, caring man I’ve ever known and I had the pleasure for 45 years to call him Dad. I love you daddy and until we meet again rest easy my heartbeat.

  • Chris Claiborne Posted December 16, 2020 5:17 pm

    Danny will certainly be missed. I can remember going down to the old house, as a kid, sitting on piles of tobacco listening to them practice music. He sure did love his family and music. “The Country Gentlemen Band”. Go rest high, play that guitar Hop, we love you!

  • Dede TYLER Posted December 16, 2020 7:29 pm

    You will be missed by alot of people and you were loved by just as many. I know you’re playing the guitar and singing beyond those heavenly gates. God always takes the best way to soon…Play my songs for me in heaven Mtn Dew, Poke Sally:
    Love always Dede

  • Rebecca cox Posted December 17, 2020 1:01 am

    So sorry to hear prayers going out to you,,

  • Myrtle Reams Posted December 17, 2020 1:18 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Danny. We went to school together from first grade up. He was always so polite and kind to everyone. I pray God will comfort you as only He can.

  • Thurman Daniel Posted December 18, 2020 2:16 am

    Thanks for sharing so many great memories of the old days growing up and farming in Stovall and Bullock. Miss you much.

  • Melonie Clayton Posted December 18, 2020 7:18 am

    I sure hated hearing of Danny’s passing tonight. He was one of the better men in this world. God has definitely gained an angel. He loved pickin’ and playing a guitar and was dang good at it. There’s nothing he loved more than his family.
    Robin, there are no words of real comfort in times like these but I hope the love and memories that were shared between you can give you some sort of comfort in the days to come. Y’all always shared that special kind of father/daughter love. It was always obvious the special love that you two felt. My heart breaks for you for I know how very much you loved him. May God wrap you in his mercy and care as you go through these difficult days ahead. With deepest sympathy and prayers for you all.

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