IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY, TENNESSEE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN’S SERVICES, PETITIONER vs. ASIA LEIGH STEWART SMITH, Mother NO. 2017-CV-1 TONY CHRISTOPHER DALE SMITH, Father BARBARA STEWART, Permanent Guardian BILLY STEWART, Permanent Guardian RESPONDENTS IN THE MATTER OF: Serenity Kristen Faith Smith, DOB 10-31-2013 Child Under Eighteen (18) Years of Age ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION It appearing to the Court from the allegations of the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights, Motion for Service by Publication and the Affidavit of Diligent Search that the whereabouts of the Respondent, TONY CHRISTOPHER DALE SMITH, are unknown and cannot be ascertained by diligent search, therefore, the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon them. It is, therefore, ORDERED that said Respondent be served by publication of the following notice for four (4) consecutive weeks in a newspaper published in Macon County, Tennessee. It is further ORDERED that if the Respondent, TONY CHRISTOPHER DALE SMITH, does not enter an appearance or otherwise Answer the Petition, further personal service or service by further publication shall be dispensed with and service of any future notices, motions, orders or other legal documents in this matter may be made upon the Respondent by filing same with the Circuit Court Clerk of DeKalb County, Tennessee. NOTICE TONY CHRISTOPHER DALE SMITH The State of Tennessee,Department of Children’s Services, has filed a Petition against you seeking to terminate forever your parental rights to your child. It appears that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon you because your whereabouts are unknown.
You are hereby ORDERED to serve upon Rebecca Brady, Attorney for the State of Tennessee, Department of Children Services, 600 Hearthwood Court, Cookeville, Tennessee 38506, (931) 646-3000, an Answer to the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights filed by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, within thirty (30) days of the last day of publication of this notice, and pursuant to Rule 39(e)(1) of the Tenn. R. Juv. P. you must also appear in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, to be heard at the Putnam County Justice Center in Cookeville, Tennessee on the 21st day of July, 2017, at 9:00 AM for the Adjudicatory Hearing on the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights filed by the State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services If you fail to do so, a default judgment will be taken against you pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-117(n) and Rule 55 of the Tenn. R. of Civ. P. for the relief demanded in the Petition. You may view and obtain a copy of the Petition and any other subsequently filed legal documents at the Dekalb County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Smithville, Tennessee. ENTERED this _____ day of May, 2017. JUVENILE COURT JUDGE APPROVED FOR ENTRY:Rebecca Brady, 026213 Attorney for the State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services 600 Hearthwood Ct, Cookeville TN 38506 (931) 646-3010 Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org