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Obituary: John Smith "Smitty" Peterson


January 3, 2019

John Smith "Smitty" Peterson

John Smith "Smitty" Peterson, 36, of Brevard, passed unexpectedly at his home Jan. 1, 2019.

Born Jan. 7, 1982, he was a native of Transylvania County, and the son of former Mayor John H. Peterson and Beverly Burge Dillon.

He attended Brevard High and was an Owen High School graduate. An avid sportsman, he played on the basketball, baseball and football teams. He graduated from Haywood Community College, where he obtained a degree in wildlife and fisheries.

He was one of a kind. Everyone who knew him loved him and his sweet soul. He was coach for Transylvania Little League, and was...

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