Thelma Dean Smith, age 87, of Keswick Road, Whitley County, Kentucky, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, October 15, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on January 8, 1935, to the late Earl Smith and Esta (Siler) Smith in Packard, Kentucky.  She was a longtime member of the Clearfork Baptist Church.

She was the owner of The Hickory Tree in Williamsburg for many years.  Her most favorite job was at Williamsburg Plastics where she worked for years and loved the people there.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her spouses, Dewey K. Chambers and Charles C. Smith; son, Dewey Chambers; and grandson-in-law, Brooks Daniels.

She is survived by three children, Diana Lund, and husband, Scott, of the Keswick Community, Darrell Chambers, of the Keswick Community, and Wanda Sciarrino, of Tampa, Florida; nine grandchildren, Christopher Chambers, and wife, Dina, Ryan Chambers, Scarlett DeMoss, and husband, Jon, Obadiah Chambers, Tandy Daniels, Dewane Chambers, Derek Chambers, Thomas Sciarrino, and fiancée, Chelsea, and Jeremy Sciarrino; and several great-grandchildren who will also miss her dearly.

Thelma is also survived by one brother, Ted Smith, and wife, Rachael; and two sisters, Jean Siler, and husband, Curt, and Dalphine Worley; special friend, Darlene Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends, neighbors, and other relatives to mourn her passing.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday morning, October 20, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel.

The funeral will immediately follow on Thursday afternoon, October 20, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow in the Croley Cemetery on Keswick Road located in Whitley County, Kentucky.

Pallbearers will be Dakota Daniels, Hunter Daniels, Dalton Daniels, Obadiah Chambers, Devon Chambers, and Derek Chambers.

Cox & Son Funeral Home of Jellico is in charge of all arrangements.

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