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Mr. James Lester Smith

May 10, 1931 ~ January 13, 2018 (age 86)

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Lester Smith, age 86 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Mr. Smith was born in Jefferson, Georgia a son of the late Jesse Glenn Smith and the late Rosa Irene Cooper Smith, was a Graduate of Athens Business College, was a member of Lanier Christian Church and was retired from the Construction Industry.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith is preceded by three brothers; Howell, Junior and Wayne Smith.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Mary Scoggins Smith of Jefferson, two daughters, Lynne Pope and her husband Richard of Jefferson, Donnette Blankinship and her husband Scott of Yorkville, Georgia.  Brother, Henry C. Smith of Meridian, MS.  Seven grandchildren; Jim Pope, Mary Keller, Donna Burns, Marshall Pope, Thomas Blankinship, Stasha Blankinship and Greg Blankinship.  Seven great grandchildren; Leizle, Liam, Jaxon, Nora, Jace, Emmy and Conrad. 

Memorial services will be held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Mr. Smith’s residence.  Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. James Lester Smith to the Nursery of Galilee Christian Church, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, Georgia  30549.

 Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.

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Nursery of Galilee Christian Church
2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson GA 30549

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