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James Milton Smith
Birth: Mar. 23, 1927
Iredell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1970
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

James Milton Smith was born 23 Mar 1927 in Mooresville, Iredell Co., N.C., USA and died 11 Jul 1970 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., N.C., USA. He was the son of James Dennis Smith (1903-1978) and Lillie Mae Starnes (B. 1904). He was the grandson of William Harrison Smith & Carra/Cora Stamey and Ellison Leander Starnes Jr. & Mattie Elizabeth Kissiah.

His birth records lists his parents as James Dennis Smith & Florence Starnes. Iredell Co., NC Book 13, p. 498. Milton is spelled as Melton on birth certificate.

Married to Rose Georgia Simril on 11 Sep 1946 in York., SC. They had two children, Sandra "Sandy" Yvonne Smith Harrington Sigler (11 Nov 1947 - 06 Feb 1997) and Kathy Lynn Smith Givens Brewer. He had two grandchildren: Melanie Givens Wynter amd Jaime Harrington Bryan.

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He served aboard the U.S.S. Saidor as one of the first crews and had a certificate naming him as a "Plank Holder."

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Page 3 of Gastonia Gazette, March 2, 1965

Second Man Enters Race From Ward 5

Gastonia's Ward 5 now has two candidates for a city council seat in the May 4 municipal election. A mailing machine salesman for Pitney Bowes, James Milton Smith, filed Monday afternoon. Smith who lives at 908 N. Broad St. is making his first bid for an elective office.

Robert L. Withers, chief clerk and accountant for Gas Pipe Line Corp, also filed Monday from Ward 5. The Ward 5 seat is now held by Marshall Rauch, who is not running. Smith works for Pitney-Bowes Inc. covering the area of Gaston County. He came here from Charlotte in 1956 at that time with Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co.

He and his wife, the former Rose Simril, have two children: Sandra, 17 and Kathy, 13. Smith said he has been planning for about two years to run for the city council and added now appears to be the right time to run and to serve.

He said that if elected, he will do as good a job as possible. He said he is running as an independent. Smith is a member of First Methodist Church and past president of the Builders Class. He is an officer in Gastonia Lodge AF AM, and a member of the Gaston Shrine Club, and the Oasis Temple. He is also a De-Molay advisor. He is on the membership committee of the Chamber of Commerce.

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Name: James Milton Smith
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 11 Jul 1970
Event Place: Charlotte, Mecklenburg, N. C.
Birth Year: 1927
Birth Year (Estimated):
Burial Date: 14 Jul 1970
Burial Place: Charlotte, N. C.
Cemetery: Sharon Memorial Park
Funeral Home:
Residence Place: Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina
Address: 908 N. Broad Street
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Birth Date: 23 Mar 1927
Birthplace: North Carolina
Father's Name:James Dennis Smith
Father's Titles and Terms:
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:Lillie Starnes
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Birthplace:
Spouse's Name:Rose Simril Smith

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On a personal note, a very special thank you to Michael Dunne for sponsering her memorial. Please click on the link at the bottom of the page to visit his family memorials.

Family links: 
  James Dennis Smith (1903 - 1978)
  Lillie Mae Starnes Smith (1903 - 1971)
  Rose Georgia Simril Huneycutt (1924 - 2008)*
  Sandra Yvonne Smith Sigler (1947 - 1997)*
  Arcelle Aaron Starnes (1922 - 1979)*
  Wayne Leander Smith (1925 - 1982)*
  James Milton Smith (1927 - 1970)
  Ned Smith (1929 - 1971)*
  James Dennis Smith (1931 - 1931)*
  Hazel Smith Dennis (1934 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
James Milton Smith
North Carolina
World War II
March 23 1927 July 11 1970
Note: He is buried beside his sister-in-law Jackie Simril Honeycutt.
Sharon Memorial Park
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section 7
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Record added: Nov 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61961365
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