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Dorothy Lee (Edwards) Smith

July 3, 1933 ~ March 29, 2020 (age 86)


Beloved mother, cherished grandmother and treasured great-grandmother, Dorothy Lee (Edwards) Smith, age 86, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Kilgore, Texas. Dorothy was born on July 3, 1933 in Marshall, Texas to Harold Edwards and Beulah (Alexander) Edwards.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, James Smith; sons, Allen Smith and John David Smith; grandson, Michael Smith; parents, Harold and Beulah Edwards; and brother, W.A. Edwards.  Dorothy is survived by her children, James Smith (DiAnna), Jan Mentz, Joy Hamilton, Jerry Smith (Laura), Roy Smith (Diana), Lisa Bailey and Tim Smith; grandchildren, Jennifer Humphrey (Seth), Melissa Harrell (Herbert), Kay Root (Jordan), Dustin Bobbitt (Anne), Tyler Smith, Charles Bobbitt, Carole Manning (John), Randy Mentz, J.D. Mentz, Billy Mentz (Angela), James Hamilton (Christi), Joanie Duncan (Dwayne), Johnathan Hamilton, Scotty Weaver, Troy Smith, Magen Vincent, Chance Bailey (Ashley), Corey Bailey, Emilee Bailey, Blane Bailey, Clay Smith and Ethan Smith; great-grandchildren, Hope Humphrey, B.J. Humphrey, Anton Harrell, August Harrell, Benedict Harrell, John Harrell, Mark Harrell, Joseph Mentz, Lauren Mentz, Ashley Mentz, Randy Mentz, Jenna Mentz, Ally Kuhn, Christian Kuhn, Johnathan Manning, Hunter Manning, Simon Manning, Ethan Manning, Eddie Manning, Michael Wayne Smith, Jr., Bryson Michael Smith, Jedidiah Allen Smith, Cason Weaver, Cameron Weaver, Audrey Bailey, Carson Bailey, Carter Bailey and Carleigh Bailey, as well as numerous other family members.  Dorothy loved her Lord and was a member of the Bell Street Baptist Church.  She also loved to sew and treasured her precious family. Dorothy was well-loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.  Private Graveside Service will be held for Dorothy with a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date.  Online condolences may be offered at






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Private Service

Center Cemetery
Harleton, TX 75651

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