josiah smitherman

Funeral services for Joseph Smitherman, 96 years old, were held at the Sunshine mission yesterday afternoon with the Rev. William Kelley in charge.  Burial was in Fairview cemetery.  Mr. Smitherman died at 4 o'clock yesterday morning at his home on North Main street, following a five-year illness.  He had lived in this district 20 years and was a member of the Sunshine mission.

Surviving are a brother, Spencer Smitherman, at home, and a sister, Mrs. J.O. Drake of Raymond, Ill.  The body was received by the Hurlbut Undertaking Company.