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Bonell Smith, age 74, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on April 19, 1937 in Harlan, Kentucky to the late Oscar Smith and Hetty Murphy.
Bonell enjoyed golfing. He loved his life here on earth and enjoyed being outside working on his property.
Bonell is survived by his wife, Annis Louise Smith; daughters, Tracy Smith of Mesa, Arizona and Elizabeth Garland and husband Eric of Chattanooga, Tennessee; son, Johnny Whaley and wife Jessica of Butler, Tennessee; grandchildren, Hayden and Rylee Whaley and Bryson and Norah Garland and many, many special friends.
The family received friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Mountain City Funeral Home with eulogy following at 8:00 p.m. by Rev. Les Shields.
Interment with military honors, conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard, were held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012 from the Cowan Town Cemetery. Pallbearers were Blaine Campbell, George Simmons, Earl Birchfield, David Valentine, Johnny Whaley and R.D. Campbell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bonell’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 1068 Cowan Town Road, Butler, TN 37640.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at
The family of Bonell Smith has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.