LEESBURG -- Mr. James Austin Smith, 60 of Cherokee Ave. in Leesburg died August 23, 2012 at Willson Hospice House.

A memorial service will be Tuesday 2 PM at Westview Baptist Church. Rev. Bobby Moye officiating.

A native of Augusta, GA. Mr. Smith came to Albany in 1972 with Key Catalogue Show Room. He has lived in Leesburg since 2007, where he was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Smith worked for the Albany Herald for a number of years and was co-owner of Mathews Furniture Company in Albany and Waycross.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, James Austin Smith, Sr. and Martha Irene Mathews Smith.

Survivors include his wife Anna Smith of Leesburg, daughter, Melanie Mann of Atlanta and a sister, Jurell Strawn of Dunwoody, GA.

The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mr. Smith by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152