Karen Spencer age 48 of Smithville, passed away Wednesday night, June 19, 2019 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born August 19, 1970 to her parents, Frances Shehane Bates and the late Jerry Douglas Caldwell. Karen was a manager at Food Lion and a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Steve Spencer of Smithville; 3 children, Hope Spencer, Kayla Spencer and Brandon Spencer all of Smithville; 2 step-children, David and Robert Spencer both of Nashville; 7 grandchildren, Kendall Spencer, Zaxton Bryant, Azalaya Price, Everly Moody, Jalen Marsh, Kymbrence Marsh and Myla Marsh; several step-grandchildren; mother and step-father, Frances and Harlon Bates of Smithville; sisters, Sharon Malone of Smithville and Misty (Carl) Warden of Cookeville; mother-in-law, Betty Spencer of Smithville. Funeral services will be 5:PM Saturday, June 22, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bernard Houk and Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Saturday 11:AM until the time of the service at 5:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in memory of Karen. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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