Ernest J. Braswell
Funeral Date: 3/5/2006

Ernest J. Braswell, age 77, of Columbia, TN., died Thursday March 2, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, TN. He was born August 25, 1928, in Sumpter, Arkansas, a son of the late Alvin Braswell and Maudie Wilson Braswell. He was a retired carpenter foreman and a member of the Northview Church of Christ. Survivors are his wife Betty Smith Braswell whom he married November 11, 1948; 2 sons Le Ron Braswell and spouse Barbara, Pine Bluff, Ark. and Gary Braswell and spouse Jo Etta, Columbia, Tenn; 2 sisters Ruby Beasley, Sumpter, Ark. and Zelma Johnson, Pikeville, KY; 3 grandchildren Laura Yancey and spouse Michael, Columbia, TN. and Christina Olive and spouse Mark, Murfreesboro, TN. and Megan Braswell, Columbia, TN., 3 great-grandchildren Chase Yancey, Bailey Olive, Blake Olive, 1 step great-grandchild Myala Yancey; sister in law Rose Braswell of Sumpter, Ark. A brother Marion Braswell also preceded him in death. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 5, Frazerís Chapel by Brother Paul Havener. The Walnut Street Church of Christ choir under the direction of Bill Watson sang. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Jimmy Smith, Jerry Don Smith, Billy Potts Smith, Keith Allen Smith, Sam Smith, Hugh Allen Beasley and Michael Yancey. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Wayne smith, Clyde Wilson and Mark Oliver.