January 14, 2021
Donna Kay Knowles age 70 passed away Tuesday night January 12, 2021 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. She was born November 6, 1950 to her parents, the late Grady Austin and Emmojean Jones Neal. She worked at Walmart for 14 years, owner of Big K’s K9’s and a member of the Smithville Church of God. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Friday January 15, 2021 at the Smithville Church of God with Bros. Chris Moore and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday 4 PM until 7 PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. All visitation will be held at the Smithville Church of God. Due to COVID-19 please exercise social distancing. Survivors include her husband of 53 years Donald Knowles of Smithville; Children: Richie (Martha) Knowles, Amanda Knowles both of Smithville; Grandchildren: Gabriel (Kylee) Knowles, Hannah Knowles both of Smithville; 2 Great-Granddaughters: Emberleigh and Emryn; Special Great-Nephew: Joshua Neal; 3 Sisters: Nina Lawrence of Smithville, Betty (Glynn) Byford, Diane (Danny) Evans both of McMinnville; 4 Brothers: David (Gloria) Neal of McMinnville, Kenneth (Jeanette) Neal, Jimmy (Carol) Neal, Danny Neal all of Smithville; Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.