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Smith, John Charles

Mr. John Charles Smith, 61, of Hampton, passed away Nov. 9, 2011. John was born in Dade County, Fla., and was preceded in death by his father, Charles Monroe Smith, and his wife, Barbara Darlyne Sims Smith.

He was a loving father, who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed helping and doing for others, being a handyman, doing crossword puzzles, and being an avid Georgia Bulldog Fan. He was a member of the University of Georgia’s Theta Chi fraternity.

Survivors include his children, Jennifer Smith, of Atlanta, Katy (John) Morris, of Mableton, and Jack (Liza) Smith, of The Hamptons; grandchild, Emory Morris, of Mableton; mother, Eileen Smith, of Stuart, Fla.; sisters, Sandy Hay, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Sherri Schilb, of Stuart, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for John will be held Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2:30 p.m., in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home.Interment will follow at Berea Cemetery in Hampton, Ga. The family will receive friends at the funeral home TODAY (Saturday afternoon), from 4 p.m., to 6 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.