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
Presbyterian Church.

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
services.
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