FIRE CHIEF, BUSINESSMAN DIES

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FIRE CHIEF, BUSINESSMAN DIES

Well-Known Community Volunteer Passes

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Defeated Creek Fire Chief, businessman and community volunteer Brandon Powell, who passed away over the weekend.

In addition to being a fire chief and owning Powell’s Tire Store in Defeated, Powell was a noted community volunteer, in charge of staging the annual two-day Defeated Creek Bluegrass Festival which included an antique tractor show.

Powell was also in charge of the tractor pull, a main event at the Smith County Fair.

In recent months, Powell, 53, had battled cancer.

The Defeated Creek fire chief became ill Friday morning at his McClures Bend home and passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville at 6:25 a.m., Saturday.

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