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Spartanburg Journal

July 21, 1943

Forest City, The Rev. J. W. G. SMITH, 77,
Methodist minister, who was a widely known contractor and builder in the early life, died here this afternoon after an illness of 5 weeks.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Missionary Meth. church of which he was a member. Interment will be in the Cool Springs cemetery. He is survived by 2 sons, JOE M., Hendersonville and S. FRANK SMITH, Forest City; 11 grandchildren. Six of his grandchildren are with the armed forces.

MR. SMITH was a native of Rutherford county, the s/o the late MR. d MRS. TERRELL SMITH of the Race Path community . He had resided in Forest City since 1909.