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June 24, 2014

Richard Laymar Smith

Mr. Richard Laymar Smith, 60, of Dalton, departed this life Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Atlanta.

Richard was born July 19, 1954, in Dalton. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Sue Smith; sister, Delores Thomason; and brother, Randy Smith.

He is survived by his father, Raymond Smith of Dalton; daughters and sons-in-law, Shalonda and Wayne Lyons of Tunnel Hill, Lacie and Michael Forgey of Cleveland, Tenn., and Michell and Chuck Mooney of Cohutta; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Doris Smith of Dalton; sister, Dale Sheffield of Dalton; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Richard Laymar Smith will be Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5 to 9 p.m.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.

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