OBIT: Mr. Brandon Powell, age 53, of the McClures Bend Community

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Mr. Brandon Powell, age 53, of the McClures Bend Community  at Defeated Creek, died Saturday morning, September 24, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.  He is survived by: wife, Renae Powell; son, Jason Powell and wife Randee of Defeated Creek; mother, Ann Powell of Defeated Creek; 2 granddaughters, Scarlet Powell and Charlee Powell.

Mr. Powell is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, September 27, at 1:00 PM.  Larry Cole will officiate.  Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.  Active pallbearers are: Hughie Gregory, Brandon Rigsby, Randy Martin, Craig West, Kirby Comstock, Scott Edens, Bobby Dennis, Travis Hale, Daniel Padgett and Chris Fields.  Honorary pallbearers are: Paul and Greg Carson, Troy Spivey, Scotty Dillehay and the Smith County Fire Department District Chiefs.

Visitation will begin on Monday morning from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Defeated Creek Fire Department.