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Jerry Rayburn Smith

March 21, 1937 ~ July 11, 2019 (age 82)

Jerry Rayburn Smith, age 82, a longtime resident of Duluth, died July 11, 2019. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel.  Interment will be in Peachtree Memorial Park, Norcross.

Mr. Smith was born in St. Clair County, AL and was retired from General Motors.  He was a member of Buford Church of God and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.  

He is survived by wife of 60 years, Martha Smith; daughters, Rhonda Patterson of Duluth and Lisa Bevins (Jack) of Dacula; grandchildren, Chad Patterson (Brittnie), T.J. Ward, Jennifer Patterson (Rubel Akhand), Rachael Oliver and Mitchell Oliver; great grandchildren, Kiara Patterson, Avery Ward, Isaac Akhand, Bentley Patterson, Emmalene Oliver and Jeremy Oliver; brother, Hubert Smith (Navell) of Stockbridge; sister-in-law, Joanne Smith of Gallant, AL.

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The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00 - 8:00 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, (770) 476-2535.

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