Stella Elizabeth Knowles Dyer age 79 of Smithville, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 27, 2020 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born June 9, 1941 in Smithville to her parents, Woodrow and Lorene Jaco Knowles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Dyer; siblings, Jimmy Knowles, Faye Cole, Doyle Knowles and 2 infant brothers. She worked 40 years at the shirt factory and was a Baptist and attended Temple Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 sisters, Linda (Steve) Hale and Anita (Eddie) Moore both of Smithville; 3 brothers, Gerald (Altie) Knowles, Donald (Donna Kay) Knowles and Melvin Knowles all of Smithville; special sister-in-law, Carolyn Dyer of Smithville; a host of nieces and nephews and special family Anthony, Tonya and Elijah Boyd. Funeral services will be 2:PM Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Shannon Cantrell and Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Due to the Governor's Executive orders 38 and 51, and Social Distancing Guidelines, the pews in the Chapel are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow 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 at this time and No food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. Visitation will be Tuesday 4:PM until 7:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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