June 16, 2014

James Dennis Smith Sr.

The Rev. James Dennis Smith Sr., 91, of Ringgold passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Kathrine Smith; son, James Dennis (Denny) Smith Jr.; father, M.H. Smith Sr.; mother, Blanch Smith; two brothers, Fred Smith and M.H. Smith Jr.; son-in-law, Kenneth Sawyers; granddaughter, Irene Ruth Denise Sawyers; great-grandsons, Tyler Scott Young and Zaden Sawyers.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and James Kiser of Knoxville, Tenn., Lacreta and Danny Bond of Ringgold, Billie Jean Sawyers and fiance Donald Duncan of Gadsden, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, Rocky and Pat Smith of Knoxville; 27 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services for the Rev. Smith will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Church of God of the Union Assembly with the Rev. David Simmons and the Rev. Louis Beeler officiating. Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery in Dalton.

The family will receive friends today beginning at 5 p.m. at the Church of God of the Union Assembly.

Arrangements made with integrity by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home Crematory and Monuments of Chatsworth; (

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