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Jennifer Gale Johnson Smither, 70, of Midway, widow of Jack B. Smither, died Friday, April 21, 2017, at her home. Born on April 3, 1947, in Carter County, she was the only daughter of the late Thompse "Jack" and Thelma Skaggs Johnson. She was a former employee of Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles. She and her husband owned race horses and was a lover of all animals who often took in strays. Survivors include two brothers, Edwin "Rowdy" Johnson (Regina), Olive Hill, and Charles "Scott" Johnson (Kathleen), Virginia Beach, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. A son, Randy Lunsford; and five brothers, Edwin "Edd" Johnson, Charles "Dick" Johnson, James "Buck" Johnson, Johnny Johnson, and Jeffrey Johnson, are deceased. Services were conducted Tuesday, April 25, at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home, Versailles. Casket bearers were, Edwin "Rowdy" Johnson, Steven Smither, Mike Major, Ricky Major, Alan Justice and Johnny Justice. Burial followed in the Midway Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice), 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY, 40601.

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