August 7, 2020
Linda Joyce Cartwright age 67, of Smithville passed away August 5, 2020 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was born October 17, 1952 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to her parents the late Jesse Elvin and Alice Louise Wilson Cox. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Armanda Louise Cartwright; brother, Gary Eugene Cox. She was a member of Smithville Church of Christ where she taught Bible school classes for the younger children. She lived her life serving the Lord also having made a missionary trip to the Ukraine in 2001. Ms. Cartwright worked many years in the dietary department at NHC in Smithville. Her love for crocheting gave many elderly people a lap cover to call their own and she always had several to give to hurricane and tornado relief efforts. She is survived by a brother, Stanley (Judy) Cox of Oklahoma; sister, Debra Robertson of Smithville; brother, Victor “Indian” Wilson of Lascassas; nieces, Erica Highers of Smithville, Bridget (Bob) Hailey of Oklahoma, Andrea Fulton of Oklahoma; nephews Austen Highers and Jesse Cox of Smithville; great nephews, Cameron, Bryce, Garrett; great nieces, Taylor and Brooklyn; many close friends that are considered family. A memorial service will be held Monday August 10, 2020 at 1:00PM with Bro, Dan Gulley officiating. The family is honoring Ms. Cartwrights wishes to be cremated. Visitation will be Monday August 10, 2020 12:Noon until the time of the service at 1:00PM. Due to the COVID-19, the Governors Executive Order 38 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. The Memorial Service will be live-streamed on DeKalb Funeral Chapel Facebook page. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.