Dolis Marie Smith

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dolis Marie Smith, age 90, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Christian Health Care East.

She was born Aug. 27, 1921, in St. Francis, Ark., to Ed and Blanche (Posgrove) Henderson. She was a member of the Twin Springs Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She lived her life for God and her family and continued to witness up until her prayers were answered and her work here on earth was complete.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph "Tommy" W. Smith, four brothers, three sisters and one nephew.

She is survived by five children, Betty S. Stark of Springfield, Mo., Emily Ann Smith of McKinney, Texas, Robert A. Smith and his wife Charlotte of McKinney, Texas, Robert E. Henderson and his wife Karen of Clever, Mo., and Melody R. Cummings and her husband Morris of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Lois Hollingsworth of Spanish Fort, Ala.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson; five nephews, and three nieces, as well as other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Hall Cemetery in St. Francis, Ark., with Byron Langley officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, Mo. Online condolences may be made at