78 year old Ella Dean Vanatta of Smithville died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a retired factory worker, a Baptist, and she attended the New West Point Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Vanatta was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and O'Fallon Pinegar; her husband, Eugene Vanatta; a son, Larry Michael Vanatta; and a brother, J. Lloyd Young. Survivors include three children, Debbie McClain of Smithville, Kenneth Vanatta of Smithville, and David Vanatta of Murfreesboro. Two sisters, Louise Hendrixson and Gladys Young both of Smithville. Five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.