Nobie Irene Lankford, 81, of Sidney died Feb. 24, 2003, at Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney.
Born Feb. 22, 1922, at Sage, she was the daughter of Ben and Mattie Tomlinson Woods. She was a retired grocery store owner at Evening Shade, and a member of First Baptist Church at Evening Shade.
Survivors include a son, David Lankford of Pottsboro, Texas; a daughter, Ann Smart of Evening Shade; a sister, Esther Finley of Zion; four grandchildren -- John David Smart, Wayne Smart, Calvin Lankford and Ramsey Robison; a great-grandson, Eli Smart; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Lankford; five brothers -- Hayden Woods, Earl Woods, Lester Woods, Chester Woods and J.G. Woods; and three sisters -- Agnes Green, Myrtle Brewster and Letha Woods.
The funeral was Feb. 28 at First Baptist Church in Evening Shade with Noble Wiles officiating. Burial followed in Antioch Cemetery at Zion.
Pallbearers were Don Green, Frankie Sharp, Wayne Smart, Mike Sharp, Benny Finley, Rayburn Finley and Ted Farris.
Honorary pallbearer was John W. Sharp.
Arrangements were under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.