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Jonathan Smith, 90 Print E-mail

Jonathan Ezra Smith, 90, of Cynthiana, formerly of Pendleton County, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at the Cedar Ridge Health Campus in Cynthiana.

He was born in Pendleton County on February 3, 1923, to the late Jacob Paul and Daisy Wilson Harper Smith. He married Garnetta Ward Scott Smith on August 28, 1999 and his dear wife survives his passing. Jonathan spent his life taking care of his family and serving his church, community, country and he loved farming. Formerly, he had also served as deputy sheriff of Pendleton County, a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service, a Pendleton County school bus driver, a Butternut Bread truck driver, an employee of the Newport Steel Mill and an accountant with the former Bob Roth Oil Company of Falmouth. He was a member of the Falmouth United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a lay minister serving Pendleton, Harrison, Bracken, and Campbell counties, a Kentucky Colonel, a Past Gideon, a past commander and member of the Hardin- Browning Post #109, a member of the Orion Lodge #222 F & A M, a member of the Farm Bureau Board, and a member of the Soil Conservation Board.

Preceding him in death were  first wife of 54 years, Yuelta Fern Flynn Smith, on December 22, 1997; sisters,  Ruby Glass, Mabel Bruin, Hazel Kabler; and brothers, Raymond "Jack" Smith, Kenneth "Pete" Smith and Forrest "Bud" Smith.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Garnetta Scott Smith, are  children, Carol (David) Mains,  Falmouth, Glenda (Charles) Cummins, Ft. Mitchell, Jonathan Smith Jr., Lexington, James Rick (Patricia) Smith, Louisville; step-children, Linda (Kenny) Smiley, John Russell (Barbara) Scott, Jerry Lee Scott and Cindy (Ronnie) Earle, all of Cynthiana; sister, Virginia (Earl) Wills, Independence; brother, Lawrence Andrew (Vivian Holmes) Smith, North Vernon, Ind.; sister-in-law, Mabel Haley Smith, Rushville, Ind.;  many grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

The funeral services were held Monday, February 18, 2013, at the Falmouth United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jackson Brewer and Rev. Patricia Smith officiating. Special music was shared by Darryl Ammerman and Adarin Williams.  Woodhead Funeral Home served the family.

The pallbearers included Jacob Smith, Joey Heck, Jim Wilson, David Mains, Charles Cummins, Jeremiah Smith, Caleb Smith, and Todd McCall. The honorary pallbearers were Sam Porter, George Lach, and members of the Hardin-Browning Post #109.

Interment with full military honors by the Hardin-Browning Post #109 took place at the Sunrise Cemetery, Harrison County.

Memorials are suggested to the Hardin-Browning Post #109 or the Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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