Dena Pace Haugh, age 72 of Dowelltown, TN. passed from his life peacefully surrounded by her family, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by her father Carl Pace and beloved aunt Dena Plummer. She is survived by her husband of 33 years Carlton “Skip” Haugh; her mother Gloria Birdsong of Georgia; brothers, Lee Pace of Mississippi and Charles (Joan) Birdsong of Georgia; four sons, Shannon Chatham of Louisiana, Brandon (Christine) Chatham of Georgia, John (Misty) Haugh of Tennessee and Mike Haugh of Oregon; one daughter, Stephanie (Brian) Barbre of California. Eleven granddaughters, Melissa, Trielle, Michaela, Mackenzie, Savannah, Samantha, Kaileigh, Isabella, Kaelyn, Cossette, and Alexis; three grandsons, Joshua, Asher, and Josiah; two great granddaughters, Ella and Anabelle; one great grandson, Jack; two nephews, Eric and Trevor Birdsong. She also leaves behind several cousins, dear friends, and co-workers. Dena was retired from the DeKalb County School System after over 15 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Dena had chosen direct cremation. The family has requested instead of flowers or gifts that donations be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.