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DeKalb state court Judge Jack B. Smith, who died at 88 on Nov. 24, leaves a legacy of generosity

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Attorney Merck K. Smith wrote the following remembrance of his father, retired DeKalb State Court Judge Jack B. Smith, who died Nov. 24 at age 88. Merck Smith, who practices law and operates a media company he founded, said he was inspired to become a lawyer after watching his father as a DeKalb solicitor and judge.

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