Funeral services for Mr. James “Early” Smith, 95, of
Gainesboro, TN, will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, March 15,
2010, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the John L. Clark Memorial
Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5 P.M. – 9 P.
M., and Monday from 9 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Mabry
Health Care Center in Gainesboro, TN.
He was born September 15, 1914, in Jackson County, TN, to
the late J. Barlow Smith and Ida Brown Smith. He was
married to the late Viva Nell Smith, who passed away April 27,
1999. He was a former maintenance worker at the Jackson
County Board of Education, and a member of the Haydenburg
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in
death by 4 Brothers and 2 Sisters.
Survivors include 1 Son: Robert E. (Shirley) Smith of
Gainesboro, TN; 1 Daughter: Virginia (Tom) Marsh of
Sevierville, TN; 2 Grandchildren: Jason (Pat) Smith and
Brandy (Dennis) Berta, all of Gainesboro, TN; and 4 Great-
Grandchildren: Allyson Berta, Kelsey Smith, Emily Berta, and
Peyton Smith. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Bro. Gerald Rich and Bro. Jake Collins will officiate at the
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