HAZEL — James Mac Smotherman, 76, of Hazel died Friday, May 17, 2013, at Lourdes hospital in Paducah.
He was a retired educator, a professional truck driver and a Baptist minister. He was a member of the Sinking Spring Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Neta Gale Smotherman; one daughter, Jennifer Schaffer of Sikeston, Mo.; one sister, Wanda Cole of Byhalia, Miss.; two grandsons; one nephew; and one niece.
His parents were the Rev. James Harold Smotherman and Opal Lassiter Smotherman.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Carl Butler officiating.
Burial will follow in South Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.