Dot Smith of Fairfield died Jan. 20


Dorothy, "Dot," "Mrs. Dot," "MeeMaw" Smith passed away Jan. 20, 2019, at Augusta Health.

Born, March 1, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Eula Lee and L.E. Vaughan, of Alvarado, Va.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by "The Love of Her Life" and husband of 60 years, Jack F. Smith, mother and father-in-law Mima B. and C. G. Smith of Fairfield who loved her like a daughter, brothers Jack and Charles Vaughan, sister Mary (James) Pennington and special brother and sister J.P Jones and Doris Jones.

Surviving are sons Bobby Smith, of Fairfield, and Richard "Dickie" Smith (Cindy) of Butler, Tenn., grandsons Jason Smith (Ashley) and children Levi and Luke of Fairfield, Travis Smith (Shelli) and  children Eli, Weston, and Corbin, of Butler, Tenn., and her "other son" and friend Jimmy Fortune.  Also surviving are sisters Virginia Williamson (Henry), Ann Pierce (Dan), brother Jerry Vaughan and friend Shirley, and special niece Barbara who flew all the way from California to visit and help every year.

Special thanks to friend and caregiver Margie Hartless for her many years of help through the good, and the difficult times.  Thanks also to Alice Hartless, Marty Thompson Debbie Knick, Hospice, and Augusta Health.

When people spoke of Dorothy (MeeMaw), the first statement that usually came out was how sweet she was.  In her high school autograph book the majority of her class mates said "Stay Sweet," or "You are the sweetest person I know."  She was kind to everyone, and never had a bad word to say; she treated everyone fairly and equally.

Biscuits, Rolls, and Corn Bread!  There may be some as good, but there was never anyone that baked better bread. Her bread has been highly missed the last few years by family and friends. 

Dorothy was director of the Fairfield Senior Citizens from 1976 to 2004. Seniors came from all over, and she kept them busy with quilt making, arts and crafts, and pot luck dinners.  Raffle tickets for the quilts, and the sale of arts and crafts at the extremely successful Fall Bazaar helped pay for the trips the group took to the World's Fair in Nashville, Niagara Falls, Glass Factories in Ohio, and many other destinations.  She somehow planned and oversaw these highly looked forward to trips.

Dorothy was also a Sunday school teacher for many years at Fairfield United Methodist Church and home room mother and P.T.A member at Fairfield Elementary School for many years. 

She will be missed by friends and relatives.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan 24, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mike Puffenbarger officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery. 

Friends may gather with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Harrison Funeral Home and after the burial at Fairfield Methodist Church social hall.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Fairfield Cemetery, c\o Kennan and Martha Campbell, 3428 Borden Grant Trail, Fairfield, VA 24435

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.


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