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Obituary: Eric Lee Smith, Columbus

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Eric Lee Smith, 27, of Columbus, died Monday,November 26, 2012, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

The funeral will be conducted Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 2:00 pm at Norman Funeral Home in Hope. Calling hours will be from noon until service time Tuesday. Burial will be at Hawcreek Cemetery.

Memorials can be donated to the Eric Smith Memorial Fund through Norman Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to the Smith family at

Eric was born January 20, 1985, in Columbus. He loved fishing and playing darts.

He was the son of Eric McIntyre and Karen Leigh Smith Ogle, both of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his stepfather, Kenneth "Bambi" Ogle.

Other survivors include his fiancee, Ashley Lynn Wade, and their children, Bronson Lee and Maileigh Jo Smith and Audrey Wade of Columbus; his former wife, Amber Nicole Smith, and their child, Erika Jade Smith of Columbus; stepsiblings, Tony, Mike, Tina and Danny Ogle, Kathy Bell and Tijuana Newton, all of Columbus; aunts, Barbara Frost, Donna Harden, Susie Estep and Diane Rutherford; uncles,Lowell Smith and David Smith; and cousins, Samantha, Freddy, Jason, Jennifer, Amber, Amy, Ray, Jamie, Jessica, Heather, Tamara, Alisha and Nick.

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