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Rites held for Russell Smith

Russell Smith, 85, of Payne Gap, died Friday September 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born at Seco, he was a son of the late George R. and Eula Ashley Smith and a brother of the late Lillian Collier, Ruby Phillips, Loraine Holbrook, Alice Nichols, Dixie Collier, Lola Pugh and Edna Strong and Harold Douglas Smith.

He was a coal miner for Southeast Coal Company and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and Haymond Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Allen Smith; two sons, George Smith, Payne Gap, and Eddie Smith and wife Ava, Aiken, S.C.; and four grandchildren, Carissa Hughes and husband Bob, Jeremy Smith, Kristen Roberts and husband Joe, and Whitney Smith.

Funeral services were held September 17 at Polly and Craft Funeral Home. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking.

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