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Billy Ray Smith

Billy Ray Smith, 54, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday December 18, 2012, in EMH Healthcare, after a short illness. He was born November 26, 1958 in Beckley, West Virginia and had lived all his life in Lorain County.

He was a 1977 graduate of Midview High School and enjoyed hunting, stock car racing, gambling and driving at local speedways.

He is survived by his daughter, Brianna Smith of Elyria; sons, Jeremy Smith of Sheffield, Christopher Smith of Sheffield, and Michael Smith of Elyria. Survivors also include his father, Billy Joe Smith of Grafton; his brother, Dwayne (Jackie) Smith of Grafton; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanite Smith. Friends may call Friday, December 21, 2012, from 6 until 8 P.M., in the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

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