87 year old Maurice Edwin Braswell of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a retail store owner and manager, and a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Randall Ganeus, Terry Little, and Freddy Curtis will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Braswell was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew Allen and Minnie LeFevre Braswell; his wife, Elsie Braswell; a sister, Lillie Mai Braswell; brothers, Jewel "Mouse", Gerald, Wilburn, Clarence, M.A., Vallas, Lloyd and Johnny Vestal Braswell. Survivors include children, Teresa and husband Mike King of Murfreesboro and Eddie and wife Coral Braswell of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Chloe and Claire Robinson and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.