Jewel “Red” Mabe

83 year old Jewel “Red” Mabe of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church for over 50 years. Mabe was also a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, A Shriner, member of Masonic Lodge #77, and the Eastern Star. He was retired from the Carrier Corporation. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bill Palmitter will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Mabe was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Lola Pollard Mabe; his wife, Guynell Mabe; a step-daughter, Carol Looney; two sisters, Hazel Pauline Billings and Roena Mabe; and two brothers, Jerry Wayne Mabe and Harold Louis Mabe. Survivors include one son, Eddie Mabe of Smithville. A step-daughter, Glenda and husband Danny Staley of Smithville. Four step-grandchildren, Tina Rowland, Lee Ann Williams, Don and Jimmy Crips. Six step great grandchildren, Zachery Rowland, Hunter and Caled Williams, Britany, Chloe, and Stormie Crips. Two sisters, Louise and husband Seborn Cantrell of Smithville and Linda and husband Gene Jones of Sparta. Two brothers, Carlon and wife Jeanette Mabe of Smithville, Dexter and wife Marie Mabe of McMinnville and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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