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James Paul Smith

August 1, 2013
Salem News

SEBRING - James Paul Smith, 89, died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Born Jan. 1, 1924, in Alliance, he was the son of the late James Corbett and Isabella (Cobbs) Smith.

Mr. Smith was honorably discharged from the Navy and Marines as a World War II veteran on Jan. 13, 1946. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Area and Asiatic-Pacific Medals. He was a member of the Alliance Friends Church and retired from the Alliance Machine Company where he was a machinist.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Edna Myers, whom he married Oct. 9, 1948; three daughters, Candi (Tom) Smith Fritsch, Judy (Ed) Smith Felton Kibler, Jeanette (Tom) Smith Tanner; a son, James Paul Smith Jr.; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers David Smith and Herbert A. Smith; and four sisters, Evelyn Shreve, Dorothy Chapman, Patricia Ruhl and Rose Marie Hughes.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Alliance Friends Church.

Friends may call from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church and the half hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will take place in Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Gideon, 7261 Salineville Road NE, Mechanicstown 44651; or Alliance Friends Church, 1307 W. State St., Alliance 44601.

Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at

Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home of Sebring.




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