Rev. Frank L. Larkins officiated at the services. Burial followed in Cave Springs Cemetery in Cerulean.
Mr. Shemwell died on Sunday, June 18, 2006, at 7:15 a.m., at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz.
Mr. Shemwell was born on January 11, 1929, in Stewart County, Tenn. He was the son of the late Belious and Sudie Acree Shemwell.
Mr. Shemwell was a farmer, and worked for Broadbent Farms in Cadiz; and was a member of Montgomery Elizabeth Baptist Church in Cadiz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta Giles Shemwell.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Wayne Shemwell of Chicago, Ill., and Gregory White of Cerulean; a brother, Walter Shemwell of Hopkinsville; four sisters, Ida Lewis and Mable Pauline McKinney, both of Hopkinsville, Brooksie Adkins of Rialto, Calif., and Katherine Shemwell of Evansville, Ind.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.