Edna Ruth Hendrixson Colwell of Dowelltown age 82 passed away Wednesday morning, September 2, 2020 at her daughters residence. She was born August 17, 1938 to her parents the late William Wiley and Connie Elvie Gibbs Hendrixson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband, James Colwell; sister, Pauline Poss Cantrell; 3 brothers, Bill, Joe and Jack Hendrixson. Ms. Ruth worked at the shirt factory for 15 years and at Kingston Timers for 33 years and she was a member of Gospel Lighthouse Baptist Church and attended Covenant Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 children, David (Sue) Colwell of Dowelltown, and Diane (Terry) Hendrixson of Silver Point; 5 grandchildren, Angie Colwell (Scott) Campbell of Smithville, Suzanne (Jon) Harrison of Smithville, Tabitha Colwell(Tyler) Prohaska of Knoxville, Josh (Janda) Hendrixson of Smithville, Daniel Hendrixson (Natalie Martin) of Silver Point; 9 great-grandchildren, Trey Fuston, Ashton Campbell, Peyton Campbell, Alex Campbell, Peyton Young, Morgan (Jeremy) Taylor, Olive Prohaska-Colwell, Otto Prohaska-Colwell, Mackenzie Faith Hendrixson; 2 sisters-in-law, Gerry Hendrixson of Gallatin, Ellen Colwell of Dowelltown; several nieces and nephews also survive; special care givers, Beth Pedigo Tripp, Melba Vinson, Barbara Conaster, Tammy Pack, and Tiffany Huggins. Funeral services will be 2:PM Saturday September 5, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Royce Martin and Bro. Michael Hale officiating with burial to follow in Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday September 4, 2020 4:PM until 7:PM and on Saturday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. Due to the COVID-19, the Governors Executive Orders 38 and 51 and Social Distancing Guidelines; Our pews in the Chapel are marked off to respect the guidelines and allow approximately 100- 125 people for the service, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise Social Distancing. The Funeral Home Lounge is Closed and NO Food or Drinks are allowed in the funeral home at this time. The Funeral service will be live-streamed on DeKalb Funeral Chapel Facebook page. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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