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Obit – Mrs. Donna Ash Sguanci

Hogans Creek Community housewife, Mrs. Donna Ash Sguanci, died peacefully at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin on Thursday afternoon February 22, 2024 under the care of HighPoint Hospice. Admitted there on February 15th battling cancer, she was pronounced deceased at 2:34 p.m. Mrs. Sguanci was 68.

Eld. Rickey Hall officiated at the 1 p.m. Monday afternoon February 26th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed near her parents in section three at the Ridgewood Cemetery.

She was one of three children, two daughters and a son born to the late Joe Ellar Ash who died March 31, 1985 at the age of 57 and Ollie Lealon Duncan Ash who died August 31, 2003 at the age of 66 and was born Donna Lee Ash at the former McFarland Hospital in Lebanon on March 10, 1955.

Mrs. Sguanci was a member of the 1973 graduating class of Smith County High School. There she majored in business and home economics and was the piano player for F. H. A. her sophomore and senior year. She sang in the school chorus her sophomore and junior year, was a member of the Pep club all four years and her junior and senior year was a member of the speech club.

At the Carthage Church of God on May 14, 2011 she was united in marriage to Carlo Sguanci with the ceremony being performed by Cliffa Norris.

Mrs. Sguanci was employed in law enforcement, first as a Town of Carthage Dispatcher, and in 1982 began a career under former Smith County Sheriff Johnny Bane where she first served as a dispatcher and when the new Justice Center was constructed she was in charge of visitations of families and prisoners under Sheriff Steve Hopper. She retired from county government in 2017 with a total career of over thirty five years.

Mrs. Sguanci was a non-denominational Christian.

Surviving in addition to her husband of almost thirteen years is her daughter, Candice Sinclair and husband Mark of the Four Way Inn Community; her two sons, David Dickens of Mount Juliet, Adam Dickens and wife Bethany of Gordonsville; sister, Debbie Ash Cook and husband Danny of the Hogans Creek Community; brother, John (Eddie) Ash and wife Jennifer of Murfreesboro; six grandchildren, Autumn Sinclair, Cole, Knox, and Gavin Dickens, Jaxon and Taylor Dickens.

SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

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