FactsBorn: July 19, 1929
Place of Birth: Barnesville, Lamar County, GA
Death: April 29, 2013
Place of Death: Thomaston, Upson County, GA
Occupation: Retired Civil Servant
Hobbies: Playing his Martin Guitar
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The Reverend James Talmadge Smith, age 83, of Barnesville passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 in an Upson County Healthcare Facility. A native of Barnesville, he was the son of the late Mr. Fonzie Clay Smith and the late Mrs. Sarah Jane Matthews Smith, and was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Clay Smith, and by a grandson, MSGT Davy Nathaniel Weaver. Rev. Smith was a Veteran, having served in the National Guard. He Retired as a Civil Service Worker after serving 24 years at Robins Air Force Base, and then worked as a Lamar County School Bus Driver for another 6 years. He was a former Pastor at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Flovilla. Rev. Smith was a member at Lilla Memorial Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon, as well as playing the Bass Guitar in Lilla’s Music Ministry. He was also a member of “The Gospel Echoes”, and loved to play his Martin Guitar.
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