joseph smitherman

Joseph Smitherman, 96 years old, died at 4 o'clock this morning at his home on North Main street, following an illness of five years.  Mr. Smitherman had lived in this district for 20 years and was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Sunshine Mission.  Surviving are one brother, Spencer Smitherman, at home and a sister, Mrs. J.O. Drake of Raymond, Ill.  Funeral services were to be held at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon at Sunshine Mission, with the Rev. William Kelley officiating.  Burial was to be in Fairview cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were made by the Hurlbut Undertaking Company.