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James Buddy Taylor, 68
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Funeral services for James “Buddy” Taylor, 68, of Smithville were held Feb. 18 at Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Mike Clayborn officiated, with burial following at DeKalb Memorial Gardens.He passed away Feb. 16 at DeKalb Community Hospital.He was a former sheet metal mechanic, an avid fisherman, and attended New Home Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Winnie Summers Taylor; sister, Faye Lohorn; several nieces and nephews.He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Brenda Taylor; two children, Jeff and wife Kim Taylor, and Jennifer Neal, all of Smithville; eight grandchildren; Elicia Taylor and husband Jonathon Puckett, Travis and wife Olivia Neal both of Smithville, Megan Neal of Rock Island, Casey Taylor, Olivia Taylor, Dalton Williams, Kati Williams, and Mason Taylor all of Smithville; three great-grandchildren; 12 brothers and sisters, Ricky (Diane) Taylor, Tony (Vickie) Taylor both of Murfreesboro; Ronnie Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Jimmy (Rita) Taylor all of Smithville, Christine (Melvin) Reeder, Linda (Alvin) Armour, Peggy (Ralph) Tramel, Judy (Ronnie) Redmon, Arlene Jones, Sandra (Cameron) Dunn all of Smithville, Mary (Jack) Ludy of Smyrna; two sisters-in-law, Linda (Jim) Mabe, and Joyce (Terry) Young both of Smithville.Pallbearers included; Ronnie Redmon, Jr., John Kilgore, David Kilgore, Byron Adcock, Jerry Wayne Taylor, and Charlie Tramel.Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, Smithville, was in charge of arrangements.SMITHVILLE REVIEWSmithville, TNFebruary 26, 2014