Gerald “Jerry”, “Nails” Smith, 69, of Vevay passed away at 4:47am Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Hospice of Cincinnati in Hamilton, Ohio. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 16, 1947 the son of Edward and Ruth White Smith. Survivors include one nephew, Scott (Rachael) Smith of Gainesville, Florida, Cousin; Pam (Frank) Rose of West Chester, Ohio, and one brother, James Smith of Gainesville, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Smith was a 1966 graduate of Quarter Tech High School in Cincinnati. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War where served his country. Mr. Smith received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. In civilian life Jerry was a self-employed carpet installer. Jerry was a member of the Versailles and Osgood American Legion. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 2nd, at noon, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Don Hooker officiating. Visitation will be from 10am until time of services. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. Memorials may be given to Versailles or Osgood American Legion or Hospice in care of the funeral home.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Paris: Ballon d’Or organisers France Football have announced the creation of awards for the top female footballer and the best under-21 player in the world.The awards ceremony for the 63rd edition, created and decided by the French football magazine, will be held on December 3 in Paris.While 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain is among the favourites to succeed Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, a short-list of female footballers will be in line for the women’s equivalent and the world’s best under-21 players will vie for the ‘Kopa Trophy’.Also Read | Pakistan to India’s objection on Burhan Wani stamps: ‘Not all of them are terrorists’As with the Ballon d’Or, the women’s award will be decided by votes from journalists around the world.The Kopa Trophy, for the best under-21 player will, however, be decided by votes from the 33 previous winners of the Ballon d’Or including, among others, Denis Law, Franz Beckenbauer, Michel Platini, Jean-Pierre Papin, Marco Van Basten, Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, France Football said in a statement.The finalists for all three awards will be unveiled on October 8.The Ballon d’Or is considered the oldest and most prestigious football award.Read More | Shilpa Shetty racially ‘abused’ at Sydney airport, hits back at officialsFIFA’s own ‘Best’ award will be presented later on Monday in London, where Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Modric are the contenders.A World Cup finalist with Croatia and a Champions League winner with Real Madrid, Modric has already been voted last season’s best player by UEFA.Since 2008, Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi have shared the last 10 Ballons d’Or, winning five apiece.
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