81 year old James Ed Young of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a member of the New Life United Pentecostal Church, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Pine Creek Saddle Club, and a nurseryman. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Elder Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in the New Bildad Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Waymon Edward and Julie Ann Young and brothers, Felix, Winfred, and Charlie Young. Survivors include his wife, Mary Young of Smithville. Children, Roger Young of Murfreesboro, Deb and husband D.Y. Young of Smithville, Brenda Adcock of Woodbury, and Dennis and wife Christie Young of Smithville. Step-children, Scotty Adams and Lee Adams both of Smithville, Penny and husband Terry Arnold of Chattanooga. Grandchildren, Bridgett Mullins, Sommer Deebanks, Amanda Vaughn, Ryan Young, Tiffany Young, Riley Young, and Hunter Collins. Step-grandchildren, Wesley and Tia Young, Jessica, Jordan, and Zac Adams, John Curtis, Jarrett and Jessie Adams, and Terry Arnold. Sisters, Ethel Arnold, Mary Belle Robinson, Edith Evans, Lillie Mae Lawson all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.