Dortha Smith


HOT SPRINGS — Dortha Mae (King) Smith, 86, passed away in Hot Springs on August 8, 2013. Born on February 24, 1927 in Pine Bluff to Walter and Mamie King, she was the youngest of six children. Dortha Mae lived most of her life in Nashville, Ark., married to Barney B Smith, who preceded her in death in1998 after 50 years of marriage.

She graduated from Pine Bluff High School and attended the University of Arkansas and Hendrix College.

She is survived by two sons, Barney (Bee) Smith, Jr, of Nashville, Ark., Walter L (Bubba) Smith and wife Diane of Hot Springs Village, Ark., one daughter, Julia Ann Dunlap and husband Michael of Jonesboro, Ark., four grand-children, Kathleen Dunlap and Will Dunlap, Meredith (Smith) Caver and Will Smith, and two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Kate Caver, many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Nashville, Ark., at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013, with Rev. James Harris, Rev. David Wilson and Dr. Walter Smith officiating. Email condolences can be made to drbubbaque@hotmail.com, or www.nashvillefh.com.