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Kathy "Kat" Foster Martin, 47
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Funeral services for Ms. Kathy “Kat” Foster Martin, 47, of Smithville were held December 19 at the Chapel of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.


Bro. Jeff Armstrong and Bro. Michael Hale officiated with interment in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.


She passed December 16 at Centennial Medical Center, Nashville.


She was born March 11, 1968 to her parents, the late Walter Foster and Mainell Lawson Melton.


In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a sister, Fran Melton.


Kat was affiliated with the Smithville Church of God, an employee of Johnson Control and a waitress.


Survivors include her son, Ryan Herron of Smithville; Mother, Mainell (Carlon “Uncle Dad”) Melton of Smithville; Step-Mother, Brenda Foster of Smithville; four brothers, Doyle (Angie) Melton of Walling, Keith (Rachel) Melton of Smithville, Tommy Melton of Smyrna, Gentry (Zarita) Melton of Bell Buckle; two sisters, Anita (Donald) Byrge and Gina (Craig) Vaughn both of Smithville; special friend, Vernon Bennett of Dowelltown; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.


Pallbearers included; Jay Fowlkes, Danny Niles, Keith Melton, Kelby Melton, Dalton Vaughn, and Vernon Bennett.


DeKalb Funeral Chapel, Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.






Smithville, TN


December 23, 2015