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James William JW Smith

James William (J.W.) Smith, 76 of Hawthorne, FL passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016. He was born June 21, 1940 in Hawthorne to Thomas Holden and Hazel Ingram Smith. After four years of service in the US Navy, J.W. returned to Hawthorne, where he became a master plumber. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jackie Pearson Smith, three children Zachary Smith (Monica) and Tina Pearson (Jason) all of Hawthorne, and Bill Smith (Gayle) of Augusta, GA, siblings Brawner Smith (Helen) and Sadie Sinclair both of Hawthorne, Cheryl Halstead of Ocala, and Raymond Rice of New York, twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Hawthorne Cemetery in Hawthorne, FL. For those who wish, contributions may be made to Haven Hospice 4200 NW 90th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32606.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!