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Johnny Smith

John Douglas "Johnny" Smith, 65, of Rustin Community near Laurel, MS, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 1:30–2:30 PM at New Beginnings Church in Sandersville, MS. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 PM at Faith Chapel Cemetery in Rustin Community. Bro. Andy Scott will officiate. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (601) 477-3797

Johnny was born Saturday, November 21, 1953 in Atlanta, GA. He lived most of his life in Forest Park, GA. He was a 1971 graduate of Forest Park High School. He served in the US Navy from 1971-1974. He worked for Overnite Transportation / UPS for 39 years. Upon retiring, he moved to Mississippi to be with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Smith and Sara Duffey Smith and his brother, James Cecil Smith.

Survivors include his brother, James Christopher Smith (Pat), Laurel, MS; nieces, Hillary Scott (Andy), Laurel, MS and Autumn Gilbert (Cory), Laurel, MS; great nephews, Joel Scott and Jacob Scott and great nieces, Olivia Scott, Taylor Herrington and LouElla Gilbert.

Pallbearers will be Joel Scott, Jacob Scott, Brian Womack and Jess Herrington.

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Johnny Smith
November 21, 1953 - February 3, 2019




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