Gladys Silva Odom Knowles of Smithville died Friday at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church and she attended Whorton Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Knowles was a school teacher for 44 years and she was a member of the DeKalb County Retired Teachers, FCE, Order of the Eastern Star #374, and she was a Sunday School Teacher for 40 years. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dr. John Carpenter and David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Knowles was preceded in death by her parents, Pascal Clyde (PC) Odom and Maude Gilreath Odom; step-mother, Garnet Tramel Odom; husband, L.D. Knowles; and many brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Survivors include a daughter Vickie and her husband Walter Burton of Smithville. Grandson, Brandon and his wife Kelly Burton of Knoxville. Two great grandsons, Brock Brandon and Knox Turner Burton of Knoxville. Sister, Elene Odom Hayes of Smithville. Brother, Hoyte and his wife Joann Odom of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Macon Judkins of Smithville and many nieces, nephews,cousins, and friends. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Smithville Elementary School Library, in lieu of flowers.