BY KENNETH DEAN, firstname.lastname@example.org
A brave firefighter, a joker and a friend to all he met passed away this morning after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton died this morning, his longtime Assistant Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson said.
Seaton has been a well-liked fire marshal for the county for more than a decade and fought for firefighters across the county and state.
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