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Donna Rae (Russell) Smith

August 8, 1936 ~ March 8, 2020 (age 83)

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Donna Rae Smith,  83, of Johannesburg, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on August 8, 1936 to Wilfred and Ethel (Spencer) Russell in Pontiac, MI.  She married Harry Smith on September 26, 1953 in Clarkston, MI.  Donna has lived in Johannesburg for the past 20 years, formerly of Tennessee and Clarkston.  She worked many years as a waitress at various places including, Pine Knob, Old Mill Tavern, and the Clarkston Cafe.  She liked to crochet and enjoyed trips to the casino.  She loved spending time with her family, including many camping trips over the years.


Donna is survived by her husband, Harry;  sons, Randy (Debbie) of Leesburg, GA, and Ricky (Rhonda) of Spring Hill, TN;  daughters, Rose (Charles) Karen of Johannesburg, MI, Vickie (Dan) Pierce of Ethridge, TN; Bonnie (Rick Resendez) Smith of Waterford, MI, and Sandy Hamilton of Burton, MI; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and sisters, Evelyn Miller and Linda Nutlois both of Johannesburg, MI.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Ethel; and a sister, Judy Hargraves.

Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Green Funeral Home, Lewiston, MI.  Visitation hours will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 PM and again on Thursday from 10:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home. 

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Funeral Service
March 12, 2020

11:00 AM
Green Funeral Home
12676 Airport Road
Atlanta, MI 49709

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