Carolyn Lackey age 73 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 5, 2020 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born November 26, 1946 to her parents, the late James Edward and Helen Virginia Driver Hendrixson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Lackey and brother, Jimmy Hendrixson. She was a member of the Old Fashioned Freewill Baptist Church and worked in the Dietary Department at NHC HealthCare. She leaves to cherish her memory 5 children, Jeffery Scott (Patricia) Stubbe of Smithville, Charles Stubbe of Smithville, Tina (Kenneth) Whitehead of Smithville, Tammy (David) Hough of Florida and Jason (Melissa) Lackey of Smithville; 8 grandchildren, Ashlee (Jacob) Rankhorn, Jessica Price (Antonio), Madison Whitehead, Joshua, Eli and Nicholas Lackey, Shelby Hough and Dakota (Emily) Nokes; 5 great-grandchildren, Brynlee and Shiley Rankhorn, Kimber and Kynlee Nokes and Jeremiah Hillard; sisters-in-law, Bernice Hendrixson of Dowelltown, Jean (Johnny) King, Norma (David) Young, and Wanda Allen all of Sparta and Angela Garcia of Manchester; brothers-in-law, Wane Lackey of Chattanooga, Stevie Lackey, Tommy Lackey, and James Lackey all of Sparta and Bethel (Linda) Golden of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Due to the COVID-19, the Governor strongly encouraging that the public component of funerals be postponed and only attended by immediate family members, social distancing requirements and public health safety, There will be a PRIVATE Graveside Service 1:PM Saturday, May 9, 2020 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bros. David Lawson and Nathan Thomason officiating. Anyone attending, PLEASE exercise Social Distancing for the health and safety of everyone. The family may have a Public Service to Honor the life of Ms. Carolyn at a later date. The Graveside Service will be livestreamed on the funeral home Facebook page. Condolences may be sent to the family on the funeral home website. Also, any expressions of sympathy may be mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 634, Smithville, TN 37166 and we will get them to the family. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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