July 28, 2014

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Essie Mae Patterson, 78

Essie Mae Patterson, 78, of Smithville, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville.

She was born on October 22, 1935 to the late William and Eva Roberts Casey and was a retired housekeeper at Harbor Hills Golf Course as well as a Baptist.

Preceding her in death, in addition to parents, were husband, Curtis Patterson and sister, Eva Sue Kavanaugh.

Surviving are children, Lee Taulbee, Connie Byrd and Bonnie Drake all of Kentucky, Danny Taulbee of North Carolina, Lisa Taulbee of Maine, Sharon Greer and Karen Stanfill both of Smithville; brother, Sonny Casey of Ohio; sister, Bonnie Seedle of Kentucky; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dwayne Cornelius and Bro. Michael Hale officiating.

Interment took place at the DeKalb Cemetery.