Dolly Mae Pine Smith, 91, loving mother and faithful wife, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. She was born Feb. 12, 1926, to Lewis Franklin (Dewey) Pine and Susie Eveline Clouse Pine. On March 13, 1943, she married the love of her life, Hugh Dewayne Smith. Theirs was a union of 74 years. They were never apart except for the years of WWII. Dolly always said she saw Hugh for the first time in the auditorium at school. She told her friend sitting next to her she was going to marry that boy.
She always had a smile on her face and kind words for everyone. She loved cooking for her family and they always loved eating what she cooked, especially her homemade noodles and her chocolate cake, for which she refused to reveal the recipe. She retired from Delco. She was a member of Morning Star Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh; mother and father, Lewis and Susie Pine; two brothers, Amos and Russell Pine; six sisters, Hazel Moser, Annabelle Isaac, Josephine Allison, Louise Stewart, Grace King and Cora Hayworth.
She is survived by two sons, Stephen (Linda) Smith, Saraland, Alabama, Michael (Debra) Smith, Port Richie, Florida; and a daughter, Susie Wills, Kokomo. Grandchildren, who affectionately called her Grandma, are Chp. (Maj.) Brian (Carissa) Smith, Germany; Kimberly (Stephen) Ridgeway, Saraland, Alabama; Michelle (Isabelle Plante) Smith, St. Paul, Minnesota; Kari (Joe) Higgins and Kelli Ogle, Kokomo. Great-grandchildren, Hayley Plemons, Mckenzie Plemons, Celie Jackson, Ezra Ogle, Abby Higgins, Gabriel Smith, Max Higgins, Stephen Ridgeway and Samara Hendrickson. Great-great-grandchildren are Brodie Hamilton and Ralayia Bryan; sister, Betty Boring, Galveston; special niece, Phyllis Lindley; and a multitude of nieces, nephews and friends.
The family extends a special thank you to special neighbors Tom and Sandy Maddox, Jim Fisher, nurses and aides at Community Hospital.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Pastor Greg Reed will officiate. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
Contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice or Morning Star Church. You may read Dolly's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may sign the guestbook or share a personal message to the family.
Published on August 15, 2017