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- Published on 18 July 2012
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Memorial services for James “J.W.” Smith, age 71 of Mount Vernon, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Smith was born Oct. 4, 1940 in Eastland, Tex., to James Millard Smith and Minnie Florence Warren. He was married to Janyce Sue Clevenger. He was a hardworking business owner and loved fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
He died Monday, July 16 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his mother and son, James Michael Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Janyce Sue Smith of Mount Vernon; two sons, Allan Ray Smith and his wife, Jodi, and Larry Murl Smith; a step-son, Dustin Bryan Beach and his wife, Courtney; two step-daughters, Jennifer Suzanne Beach and Andrea Michelle Beach; 13 grandchildren, Helena, Jackson, Gracie, C. J., Artie, Austin, McKenzie, Riley, Chandler, Jade, Gregg, Suzanna, and Raegan; his father, James Millard Smith; a sister, Carolyn Kay Smith; a brother, Doyce Murl Smith and his wife, Peggy; and a nephew and niece, Curtis Smith and Karen Gilley and her husband, Thomas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cypress Basin Hospice.