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Dorothy Dean Smith, 84
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Mrs. Dorothy Dean Smith, 84, of McMinnville died Saturday, Feb. 15, at Park View Meadows in Murfreesboro. 

She was born May 18, 1935, in Hermitage, was a homemaker and member of Blue Wing Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents Floyd Ritchey and Pauline Ritchey Dodson, husband Willie Taylor Smith, and brothers Norvel Ritchey and Charles Ritchey. 

Survivors include her children Dwight Douglas Smith, Deborah Lorraine (Jimmy) Christman, Darl W. (Renee) Smith, Danny L. (Diane) Smith, and Mark D. Smith, grandchildren Alicia Harper, Amy Johnson, Adam Smith, Matthew Smith, Jessica Jones, Jacob Smith, Daniel Smith, and Damon Smith, and 20 great grandchildren. Many family friends also survive.

Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Adam Smith and Dr. Jim Christman will officiate. Interment will follow at Blues Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 19, 2020