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Dora Yates Smith
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1930
Jones County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 2012
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA

Dora Y. Smith, 81 of Pascagoula, MS, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 in Pascagoula. She was born in Jones County, MS on January 26, 1930. She proudly served the public while working at Brumfield's Dept. Store, Johnson's Bros. Jewelry, and owning D's Fashion and Smith's Chevron Service Station. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed meeting and talking with people. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert "Decker" Smith Jr., of 63 years; parents, Sam Yates and Lessie Yates; brother, Max Yates; and sister, Billie Young. Survivors are 3 sons; Robert D. (Barbara) Smith of Poplarville, MS; Jacky (Chris) Smith of D'Iberville, MS; Danny (Denise) Smith of Wade, MS; a daughter Charlotta Niles of Pascagoula, MS; one sister, Mary Lynn Folks of Ellisville, MS; 2 brother-in-laws, William C. (Mildred) Smith of Leakesville, MS and Robert A. Smith of Laurel, MS; a sister-in-law, Martha Kittrell of Moselle, MS; 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; along with other family and friends. Visitation will be Monday, January 16, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Escatawpa, MS. Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Frisco Cemetery in the Brewer Community, near Richton, MS. The Rev. James Miller and Derrick Tapper will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Robert D. Smith, Scott Smith, Wayne Linder, Shane Smith, Delk Smith, Paul Kirchhar, Justin Godfrey, and Buddy Burt. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church in Pascagoula, MS. The family wishes to thank Dr. Quintana and the staff at the C.H.F. clinic and the Hospice of Light. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Family links: 
  Sam Yates (1905 - 1954)
  Lessie Yates (1912 - 1983)
  Albert Decker Smith (1926 - 2010)
  Billie Yates Young (1928 - 2008)*
  Dora Yates Smith (1930 - 2012)
  Mary Lynn Yates Folks (1932 - ____)*
  Max Lee Yates (1934 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
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Frisco Cemetery
Perry County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Crissa
Record added: Jan 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83494818
Dora <i>Yates</i> Smith
Added by: Crissa
Dora <i>Yates</i> Smith
Added by: Gene Phillips
Dora <i>Yates</i> Smith
Added by: Gene Phillips
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Dora:You were always a great person and friend. You will be sadly missed by all of us in Pascagoula
- Ramona Thigpen
 Added: Jan. 17, 2012
Rest peacefully, Mrs. Smith.
- Crissa
 Added: Jan. 15, 2012

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