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John Mares
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John Mares, age 62, of Smithville, passed away Sunday morning June 12, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. 


He was born July 21, 1953 in Mexico.  John worked in masonry work and was a member of the Church of Christ.  He is survived by 2 daughters, Mary Lou Mares and Brenda Mares both of Texas; 6 grandchildren; 1 sister and 2 brothers all from Mexico; special friend, Ellen Pollard of Smithville; extended family, Donny (Terra) Pollard and children, Lakelynn and Mason, Crissy Pollard, Missy Pollard and Tricia Pollard and children, Richard, Macayla, Allison and Landon.


Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.


Bro. Bernard Houk officiated with burial following in DeKalb Cemetery. 


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses.


Pallbearers: BJ Brown, Aaron Braswell, Richie Gutierrez, Jessie Valdez, Jonathan Aroumor, Martin Coronad, and Riquel Nunez.


DeKalb Funeral Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.






Smithville, TN


June 22, 2016