SMITH, Miles D.

SMITH, Miles D., 53, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at his home.

He was born April 7, 1960, in Birmingham, AL, a son of the late Eloise (Strickland) Johnson and Albert Smith, Sr.

He graduated in 1979 from Martins Ferry High School where he was known for his gymnastic ability and was a Ohio Valley Gymnastic Champion.

Surviving are his special love and best friend, Sandy Tarbet; a son, Myles Smith Jr. of Dayton OH; three sisters, Renea (Larry) Whetstone of Martins Ferry, Vicky (Mike) Crawford of Staunton, VA and Cindy (Keith) Brown of St. Clairsville, OH; two brothers, Carlton Smith of Killeen, TX and Greg (Michelle) Smith of Millbury, OH; nieces, Iesha, Tiana and Ashlee; nephews, Demarcus, Juwan, Jaylon, Aaron and Evan; and two special friends, William (Bill) and Ruth Green of St. Clairsville.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice.

Arrangements by Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH.

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