Mr. James Howard Matheny, 77, of Bradyville died October 14, 2011. He was born November 14, 1933 in Rickman, TN. His parents were the late Carlen Edgar Matheny and Mary Ethel (Walker) Matheny. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gentry Matheny and two sisters, Vesta Thompson and Iva Shore. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Ellen (Walker) Matheny of Bradyville; two sons, Doug & Diane Matheny of Auburntown and Billy Matheny of Bradyville; a daughter, Donna & Al Durkee of Manchester; a brother, Ernest & Louise Matheny of Anderson, IN; a sister, Fran & Chuck Babb of Cookeville, TN; two grandsons, Jackie Lee Hays and Danny Lynn Matheny and one great grandson Shawn Michael Matheny. Mr. Matheny was a retired employee of Carrier in Morrison with 28 years service. After moving to Cannon County he and his family operated a dairy and enjoyed working together on the farm. Being on the farm and with his family were his favorite things. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Jimmy Jetton officated. Interment was in Midway Cemetery.