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James William Smith

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WAKE FOREST — James William Smith, 81, of Wake Forest, passed away Dec. 5.

He was born in Granville County to the late Lawrence and Lucy Smith.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Perry Smith; daughters, Wanda Smith(Jack Ray) of Youngsville and Reginia Paxton of Goldsboro; grandson, Lawrence Shelburn Paxton of West Virginia; several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Friends visited with the family from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest.