The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has issued a lookout alert on an elderly Braselton man who is missing.
On September 3, the sheriff’s office responded to Thornhill Drive in Braselton in reference to a missing person. Relatives reported to the responding deputy that Jimmy Smithson lives alone at the residence and has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and finished chemotherapy in May. The relative stated that there have been signs of Mr. Smithson showing early stages of dementia and he has become increasingly forgetful.
Relative’s last contact with Mr. Smithson was by cell phone around 10 p.m. on September 2. Relatives went to Mr. Smithson’s residence and found that he was missing, along with his vehicle, but he had not taken his cell phone.
Mr. Smithson has reportedly made statements to the family about having to go to work and he has not worked in several years.
Mr. Smithson is described as a white male who is 80 years old. He is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and has grey hair and brown eyes. His car is a red 2006 Toyota Scion, Georgia tag number ACX1520.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Investigator Clayton Lowe with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 706-387-8718.