James Smith

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MURRAY, Ky. -- James Milton Smith, 78, formerly of Marshall County, died at 11:15 p.m. Feb. 22, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Smith was a self-employed truck driver. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the Alford Masonic Lodge 925 F & AM and a member of Aurora Baptist Church.

His wife, Martha Mae Hubbs Smith, survives of Murray.

Also surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kathleen and Herb Yancy of Fort Pierce, Fla.; Elizabeth Ann Coaley of St. Louis and Faye Lynn and Doug Kaiser of Sikeston, Mo.; seven stepchildren, Darla Sue Cornwell of Kuttawa, Debbie June Reed of Calvert City, Douglas Allen Cornwell of Murray, Kerrie Jarell of Dexter, Mo., Tina Dannenmueller and Jennie Phillips both of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Susan Roberds of Mansfield, Ohio; one sister, Bettie Sue Smith of Ashville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Parker Clayton Smith and Euva Bell Phillips Smith Nichols; and one brother, Thomas Lee Smith.

Visitation is after 4 p.m. Thursday at Filbeck-Cann and King Funeral Home in Benton with Masonic rites at 6 p.m.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Dewey Dick will officiate.

Burial with military rites will follow in the Marshall County Memory Gardens.