Josiah Graden Kirksey

Josiah Graden Kirksey, the four day old son of Graden and Sabrina Vanatta Kirksey of Smithville, died Saturday at his residence. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. A private graveside service for family members only will be Monday at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jerry Vanatta. In addition to his parents, the child is survived by his maternal grandmother, Judy Vanatta of Smithville. His paternal grandmother, Gail Kirksey of Smithville. His paternal grandfather, Howard and his wife Carol Ann Kirksey of Tullahoma. His paternal great grandmother, Betty Kirksey of Murfreesboro. Aunts, Michelle Hawkins and Martha Kirksey both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Smithville Church of God.

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