Immokalee is looking for a new head football coach again. The previous powerhouse that won Southwest Florida's second state championship has tried a pair of alumni for its most recent two coaches. Johnny Smith was let go after two seasons. The Indians were winless in 2020 in his first season — the first time...
Johnny Lee Smith, 71, of 107 Camelot Drive, Gaffney, SC, entered eternal rest Sunday, November 7, in Cherokee Medical Center. He was a son of the late Johnnie and Thelma Dawkins Smith; husband of Olivia Moye Smith, and father of Latee Smith. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, 3:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with The Reverend Milton Edwards officiating. The Gilmore Mortuary www.gilmoresmortuary.com.
Johnny Smith, age 70, of Forest City, passed away Friday, October 29, 2021 at his residence. Johnny was born Friday, September 7, 1951 in Rutherford County to the late John Smith and Alice Hooper Smith. He was graduate of East Rutherford High School. Johnny owned and operated a dry wall business. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed crocheting.
I’m lucky to have a group of inspired friends who retain a youthful exuberance for musical discovery. Recently, my friend Richard Julian texted me about an album he was excited about: Moonlight in Vermont by the Johnny Smith Quintet, featuring Stan Getz. His text reminded me how much I’ve studied...