2010-03-17 / Obituaries


Mrs. Dorothy Lee Ezell Smith, 90, of Thomasville, formerly of Bainbridge, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 14, at 3:00 p.m. at Cox-Ware Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gerald Horne officiating. Interment followed in Oak City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Terry Smith, Dale Smith, Craig Carr, Mitch Hiers, Don Moody, and Kenneth Sheffield.

Mrs. Smith was born August 30, 1919, in Grady County to the now late Will and Irene Wilson Ezell. She was raised in Grady County, lived most of her life in Bainbridge and moved to Thomasville two years ago. She was married to the now late Elic Smith in 1936. She was a homemaker and a member of Bainbridge Church of God.

She is survived by two daughters; Merle (Husband Douglas) Carr of Bainbridge, Wanda Slaughter of Thomasville; two sons, Terry Smith, Thomasville, Alex Smith, Bainbridge; 23 grandchildren; 30 greatgrandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elic Smith; three sons, Johnny Mack Smith, Lavon Smith, and Jimmy Smith; one daughter, Linda Sheffield; three brothers, H.L. Ezell, Clyde Ezell, and Otis Ezell; and one sister, Cathylyn Ritter.

Cox-Ware Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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