CLEARWATER, S.C. - Answered God's call Saturday, November 19, 2005, Mrs. Dorothy Coursey Smith of Clearwater, beloved wife of Lathan R. Smith and daughter of the late James Edward Coursey and the late Eula Powell Coursey. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Roger G. "Butch" Smith and his fiancee, Susie Stewart of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Kim R. Smith and his fiance, Debra Rollins of Bath, S.C.; a sister, Elaine C. Mock and her husband, Jim Mock of Aiken, S.C.; six grandchildren, Kelly Johnson, Shannon Smith, Bradley Smith, Taylor Smith, Craig Smith and Erin Smith and two great-grandchildren, Peyton Johnson and Grayson Johnson and a sister-in-law, Dot Coursey of Graniteville, S.C and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward G. Coursey. She was born in Richmond County, but has been a resident of Aiken County for the past 60 years. She was retired from Graniteville Company. Shewas a dedicated member of Bath Baptist Church. Dorothy was a loving and caring person who, next to God, always placed her family and friends first in her life. She will really be missed by the many lives that she touched, but Earth's less is truly Heaven's gain. The funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Bath First Baptist Church in Bath, S.C. with Rev. Herb Sons officiating. The interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens in Langley, S.C. Mrs. Smith will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. The pallbearers will be Chris Mock, Craig Smith, Jimmy Powell, David Coursey, Randy Powell and Wayne Powell. The honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Bath Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, Ga. 30904-4726. Mrs. Smith will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville, S.C. 29829.
The Augusta Chronicle November 22, 2005