Missing 80-year-old man located

9:03 PM, Sep 4, 2013   |    comments
Jimmy Smithson (Courtesy Jackson County Sheriff's Office)
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ATLANTA, Ga. -- A missing 80-year-old man who was last seen in Jackson County was located on Wednesday night when he showed up at his home. 

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Jimmy Smithson was discovered missing from his residence on Thornhill Drive in Braselton on Wednesday afternoon.

Family members say Smithson has been showing early signs of dementia and that he has become increasingly forgetful. They last spoke to him around 10 p.m. on Labor Day. 

According to his sister-in-law, he thought he had driven to Northern Michigan to see his wife who has been dead for a number of years. Family members are taking Smithson to be checked out at Gwinnett Medical Center. 

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