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Daphene “Mimi” Braswell, 92 of Hot Springs, formerly of Smackover and Marysville passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 in Hot Springs.

Born June 27, 1926 in Spotsville, to John William “Will” Nesbit and Jewell Terrell Nesbit. She retired from Mt. Holly school district after 25 years and worked briefly for Weyerhaeuser in Magnolia. Daphene loved being a homemaker, crocheting and quilting and most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband, Quentin R. Braswell; a sister, Chlorie Gunnels and three brothers, Truman, Doyle, and Joe Nesbit.

Survivors include her son, Randy (Joleen Parks) Braswell; grandchildren, Russell Braswell and Laura (Matt) Pumphrey and their children Emma, Asa and Anson all of Hot Springs, AR; sisters, Norma Nesbit Vinson of Marysville and Nina Nesbit Rushing of Texas City, Texas and a host of nieces and nephews that knew her as Aunt Daph.

Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 form 6 until 8 p.m. at Young’s Funeral Directors.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at Marysville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Goza officiating. Burial will follow at Marysville Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to Marysville Cemetery Fund, 11537 Magnolia Hwy., Magnolia, AR 71753.

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