Laura Evelyn Brantley went home to Jesus February 22, 2021. She was born to Flem and Rheuia Birchfield. Laura was mother to her only child Angela René Brantley Gifford. She was a long-time member of Friendsville First Baptist Church where she was encouraged and lifted up in prayer by her church family and Deacon Jim Miller & wife Bonnie. She was preceded in death by: Husband, Howard E. Brantley; Siblings, Harold Bailey, Margret Birchfield, Don Birchfield, Alan (Flemmie) Birchfield. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter René and husband Carl Gifford; sister, LaWanda Birchfield; grandsons, Dr. Brandon Tyler and wife Rebekah Children; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Lily and Christopher (new baby coming March 2021) Blake, Gifford; great-grandchildren, Blair and Alaysia. Also the cherished Brantley family with special thanks to her brother and sisters-in-law Ruth & Glen Conn for their love and care; many nieces, nephews, and cousins that were so close to her heart. Her special friends from Super X Drug Store where she was employed for many years. Laura enjoyed her Red Hat Club friends and activities, her neighbors in the Ravenwood Community and special friend Betty Kennedy. The family will have a private graveside service at Grandview Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.Smith

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