Mr. James Howard Matheny, 77, of Bradyville died October 14, 2011. He was born November 14, 1933 in Rickman, TN. His parents were the late Carlen Edgar Matheny and Mary Ethel (Walker) Matheny. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gentry Matheny and two sisters, Vesta Thompson and Iva Shore.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Ellen (Walker) Matheny of Bradyville; two sons, Doug and Diane Matheny of Auburntown and Billy Matheny of Bradyville; a daughter, Donna & Al Durkee of Manchester; a brother, Ernest & Louise Matheny of Anderson, IN; a sister, Fran & Chuck Babb of Cookeville, TN; two grandsons, Jackie Lee Hays and Danny Lynn Matheny and one great grandson Shawn Michael Matheny.
Mr. Matheny was a retired employee of Carrier in Morrison with 28 years service. After moving to Cannon County he and his family operated a dairy and enjoyed working together on the farm. Being on the farm and with his family were his favorite things.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 4-8 PM at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Jimmy Jetton will officate. Interment will be in Midway Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337 www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net