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James R. Smith, 76

James R. Smith, 76, of Columbia, died Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:17 P.M. at his home.

He was born September 28, 1943 in Russell County to the late Ruel and Olza Holt Smith.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Smith, and two brothers, Bobby and Mervin Smith.  Mr. Smith was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Faylene Spencer Smith of Columbia; one son, Joey Smith and his wife Amber of Russell Springs; one daughter, Joanne Davis of Columbia; one brother  Alvin Smith of Somerset; five grandchildren,  Tori and Amber Davis, Madelyne, Madison nd Mallory Smith; and one great- grandchild Paislee Lynn. Several other relatives and friends survive.

In accordance with James wishes, a private graveside service was held for his family.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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