93 year old Vernie Mae Comfort of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donnie Kelly and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Washington and Callie Bell Keaton Byford; her husband, William A. Comfort; two sisters, and four brothers. Survivors include four children, Billy and his wife Goldie Comfort of New Jersey, Jerry Comfort, Carolyn and her husband Earl Dyer, and Barbara Comfort all of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Charlotte Malone and special friend Saprena Cooley of Smithville and David and his wife Linda Comfort of New Jersey. One step-grandson, Earl Dyer, Jr. and his wife Amy of Smithville. One sister, Georgie Rhea and her husband Edwin Owens of Smithville. Two brothers, James Solon Byford of Kingsport and Willie Owen Byford of Morrison. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.