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Obituary for Jo Ann Harris Smith

Jo Ann Harris  Smith
Jo Ann was called home by her Lord and Savior on November 2, 2018, after a short and blessed stay at St. Mary’s Hospice following a stroke.
She was born in Hollywood, California in 1933, and married to her high school sweetheart, Darwin, in 1952. She settled in Athens, Georgia in 1968 and then in Good Hope, Georgia in 2012.
Jo Ann created beautiful houses and homes and owned and managed the Logos bookstore in Athens. She was a proud mother and grandmother and a devoted wife.
Jo Ann is survived by a large family and many friends who cherished her: by her husband of 66 years, Dr. Darwin W. Smith, 87, retired UGA chemistry professor; by three daughters, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren—Shelley and Andrew Messinger and son Wyatt, Lorraine and Thomas Pangle and daughters Heather and Sophie, Jennifer and Jose Ortega and children John, Emma, David, Daniel, & Nathan; by siblings Lynn Hicks, Jerry Harris, and Jeanette Castenholtz and their many progeny; by her loving family in Christ at University Church; and by caring neighbors.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2:30 pm at the University Church, 397 South Church Street,
In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to the University Church, P. O. Box 7861, Athens, GA 30604, or to your favorite charity.

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