96 year old Walter Vandagriff of the Dry Creek Community died Tuesday of an extended illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a farmer and a member and longtime Deacon of the Dowelltown Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Dowelltown Baptist Church. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the church where it will be from 1:00 p.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Nola Ford Vandergriff; his wife, Pauline Yates Vandergriff; a brother, Valter Vandergriff; and a sister, Lois Vandergriff. Survivors include five children, Nelda Burklow and Douglas Vandergriff of Smithville, Wayne Vandergriff of LaGrange, Kentucky, Carolyn Mullinax, and Debra Rowland of Liberty. Two sisters, Nola Vandergriff of Smithville, Pauline Moon of Chattanooga. Eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.