Johnnie Lee Maynard Vanatta

Oct 5 2007

91 year old Ms. Johnnie Lee Maynard Vanatta of Smithville died Thursday at her residence of an extended illness. She was a homemaker, farmer, and a member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Greg Mullis will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:30 p.m.. She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Vanatta; her parents, Andrew E. and Pearl Lee Stokes Maynard; children, George "Buddy" Vanatta and Nolen Barnett; step-children, Grady Alton Vanatta and Lois Bonner; grandchildren, Sandra Barnett and Nolan Barnett, Jr.; sisters, Melissa Hendrix and Lillie May Bain; and brothers, Cecil and Robert Maynard. She is survived by a step-son, Aubry Vanatta of Smithville. Special daughter-in-law, Flonnie Vanatta of Smithville. Grandchildren, Melinda Vanatta-Davis of Smithville, Helen Caldwell of Smithville, Jimmy Barnett of Nashville, Debbie Barnett of Mount Juliet, Teresa Barnett of Smithville, and Chris Barnett of Centerville. Several step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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