October 8, 2019
Clara May Wilkey age 67, passed away Monday October 7, 2019 at her residence in Smithville. She was born March 12, 1952 to her parents the late Henry H. and Ruby Elizabeth Thomason Hale. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 2 infant siblings; sister-in-law, Cynthia Hale. Mrs. Wilkey was a homemaker and attended Gospel Lighthouse Church. She is survived by her husband, Phillip Wilkey of Smthville; daughter, April Wilkey; step-daughter, Candida Snead; step-sons, R. J. Wilkey, and J. P. Wilkey; 3 step-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Steve (Linda) Hale, Thomas Ray “Red” Hale, Betty (Lonnie) Pack, Leroy (Penny) Hale, Charlie (Ellen ) Hale, Pauline Crook, John (Candy) Hale; a host of nieces and nephews along with great nieces and nephews who loved her dearly; special nurses, Beverly Cook, Pam Parham, Christiana Pagano. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday October 11, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Richard Edwards officiating and burial to follow in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 2 p.m. untill 8 p.m. and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2 p.m. The family has asked in lieu of flowers, donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with the funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.