September 29, 2020
Mildred Delorse Judkins age 76 of Smithville passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at St, Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was born July 29, 1944 to her parents, the late Herman Cain and Clara Mai Lawson Caldwell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two husbands, Eston Griffin and Grady Judkins; grandson, Coty Griffin; brother, Paul Caldwell; sister, Judy Caldwell. Ms. Judkins worked at the shirt factory, did farming and worked in nursery, and she was a Pentecostal. She is survived by son, Donnie Griffin of Smithville; granddaughter, Jamie (Phillip) Bain of Smithville; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Bain, Benjamin Bain, Sarah Bain, Weston Griffin and Millee Griffin; sisters, Jody Cole of Sparta, Patricia Graves of Alexandria, and Evelyn Lawson of Watertown; brother, Ricky Caldwell; several nieces and nephews also survive along with her best buddy Taco. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 1:00PM with Bro. Charlie Lawson officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday October 1, 2020 at 11:00AM until the time of the service at 1:00PM. Due to COVID-19, the Governors Executive Orders 38 and 51 and Social Distancing Guidelines, our pews are marked off to respect these 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 at this time and No Food or Drinks are allowed in the funeral home. The family ask in lieu of flowers donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.