Gladys Cantrell Braswell

93 year old Gladys Cantrell Braswell of Smithville died Thursday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church for 71 years. Braswell was also retired from Val-Dor shirt factory. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Mark Bass, Ray Ridgeway, and Bill Palmitter will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Minnie Tramel Cantrell; her husband, Matthew Allen Braswell, Jr.; an infant son, Donald Allen Braswell; brothers, Dewey Cantrell and Lonnie Cantrell; and sisters, Mertie Curtis, Lillie Cantrell, and Dorcas West. She is survived by children, Mike Braswell of Smithville, and Donna Braswell and Phyllis Braswell Frost both of Murfreesboro. A grandson, Charles David Frost, Jr. of Murfreesboro. A brother-in-law, Maurice Braswell of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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