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Dorothy Ruth Smith

November 22, 1937 ~ October 3, 2017 (age 79)
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SMITH, Dorothy Ruth, 79, of Brooksville, passed away October 3, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. 
 
She was born November 22, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan and came to this area 44 years ago from Clearwater, Florida.  She was a homemaker, an advocate for children by serving as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer and a member of Christian Fellowship Church in Brooksville.
 
She is survived by her husband, L.V. Bates; daughters, Teresa Smith of Columbia, Kentucky and Angel Hatfield of Spring Hill, Florida; brothers, Chris and Larry Laurence of Seattle, Washington; sisters, Sharon Pettit of Lakeland, Florida and Faith Laurence of California; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
 
Visitation for family and friends will be 11:00am–1:00pm, Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Christian Fellowship Church, where Funeral Services will begin at 1:00pm, with Pastor Eddie Roberts officiating.
 
ARRANGEMENTS BY
MERRITT FUNERAL HOME
BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA
(352) 796-6699
“Family Owned and Operated”
www.merrittfuneral.com

 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
October 7, 2017

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Christian Fellowship Church
7391 Lykes Dublin Road
Brooksville, Florida 34601

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 7, 2017

1:00 PM
Christian Fellowship Church
7391 Lykes Dublin Road
Brooksville, Florida 34601


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