50 year old Joy Cook Bennett of Dowelltown died Friday morning at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville of an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Robert Larry Cook and Rita Cubbins Duke. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by an aunt, Shelby Ann Jennings. Joy was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and worked in home health and was a former manager of Rite Aid. She is survived by 2 children, Victoria Bennett and Lance and his wife, Emmaly Bennett all of Dowelltown; 1 grandson, Slade Bennett; mother and step-father, Rita and Jewell Duke of Dowelltown; step-brother, Randall (Vickey) Duke of Smithville; aunts, Sandra (Rick) Widener of Smithville, Faye Chaffin of Nashville and Nancy (Tommy) Barber of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Sunday, March 23, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Clayton officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday 1:PM until 9:PM and Sunday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM.