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Michael Shannon "Smokey" Smith, 37, of Berea, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Berea. Shannon was a 1999 graduate of Madison Southern High School and a mechanic at Madison Transmission.
Michael was born in Manchester to Donald Ray and Vickie Lynn Smith France. He was preceded in death by: his grandparents, Dalton and Kathleen Smith, and grandparents, Oakley and Magdalene France; his uncles, James Smith and Stevie Smith; and nephew, Stormy Dalton Smith. 
Shannon is survived by: his parents, Donald Ray and Vickie Lynn France of Berea; his significant other, Alita Tennant of Berea; his children, Dalton and Shelby Smith of Berea; his sisters, Dixie Sizemore of Manchester, Ruby (Aaron) Rose of Berea, Kaitlyn France of Berea; his special aunt, Janet Leigh (Glenn) Bishop of Manchester; his aunt, Ruth Smith; his special nieces, Xandi France, Adrianna and Dixie Tennant, Kayla Hargis, Taelor Alexander, Larae Smith, Punkin and Chasity Sizemore; and nephews Logan and Koty Alexander; and his cousins Amanda (Robert) Bishop and Alexey and Adam (Renee) Bishop. He also leaves behind a host of family and friends. 
Funeral service will be Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Rominger Funeral Home in Manchester, with visitation starting at noon. Burial will take place in the Sawyers-Byrd Cemetery in Clay County. Visitation in Berea will be Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, from 6-9 p.m. at Lakes Funeral Home, Berea. Online condolences at www.lakesfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 15, 2017
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