Ms. Knowles was born June 22, 1949 and died Sept. 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Owen and Dimple June Smith; brothers, Edwin, Dennis and Jeff; and sister, Rhonda Smith.
She is survived by her son, Dewayne Marek; daughter, Tammy (Bruce) Patterson, of Lebanon; brothers, Terry (Jean) Smith, of Watertown, James (Donna) Smith; sister, Sandra (Dale) McCullough, of Mt. Juliet; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; aunt, Winnie Bush; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her infectious laugh, mile-long smile and endless hugs will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Pallbearers will be Bruce, Bo and D.J. Patterson, Dale McCullough and Justin and Damon Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin, Josh and Landon Marek.
Wilson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-5417.
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