OBITUARY: Ashton Cole Smith


Ashton Cole Smith, age 22, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022.

He was born in Dallas, Texas, to Steven and Mandy Smith.

He graduated from Cheatham County High School in 2019. Ashton worked for Cheatham County Animal Hospital as a vet tech.

He is preceded in death by great-grandmothers, Jerri Gray, Nona Lee Williams, and Emma Ferrell; great-grandfather, Jerry Hawkins; and step-grandmothers, LaVera Smith and LaVern Johnson.

Ashton is survived by his parents, Steven Smith and Mandy Johnson Smith; grandparents, David Johnson, Carrol Smith, Karla Johnson, and Mary Helen Smith; brother, Hunter Smith; uncles, Jody Smith and Joseph Smith; niece, Amayia Smith; best friend, Joseph Collins; and many extended family members.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 7 pm in the chapel of Cheatham County Funeral Home with Pastor Derek Wright officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 4 pm until the hour of service.

The family requests that donations be made to or in lieu of flowers.

Cheatham County Funeral Home 615-792-2552 online condolences at


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