Dolores R Smith

December 22, 1931


Special words from the family:  
With the current coronavirus problem, we would not want to put anyone's health in danger by coming to mother's visitation. Believe us, we understand if you are afraid for your safety or anyone else's that may be threatened by being in a large group at this time, so if you would like to simply leave a remembrance on the site, that will be greatly appreciated also. The family will be there at the date and time shown, but we will completely understand if some would rather leave a message instead because of the situation. Your good thoughts and wishes are greatly appreciated by us as always!Thanks, Ralph and Peggy




Dolores R. Smith


Dolores R. Smith, age 88 years old, was called to be with her family in heaven on Saturday, March 14, 2020. She was from Marion County, TN, and had been staying at Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Nashville, TN. Dolores was a retired elementary school teacher from the Chattanooga Area School System where she had taught for over 30 years.

Dolores adored and loved her family, and exploring her family history. She was obsessed with growing blueberries and gardening; her favorite flowers were irises. She had a great love of quilting and collecting antiques, and also an avid supporter of the Shriners Foundation and the Freemasons.

Proceeded by her in death were her husband, Robert David Smith; Parents, Ralph D. and Sally (Hartman) Richie; Brothers Leonard and Bill Richie and sisters, Mildred Pirkle and Betty Lambert.

She is survived by her sister in law, Mildred Tenpenny, son and daughter in law, Ralph A. and Karen Smith; daughter Peggy Smith; five grandchildren, Roberta Dare Smith, Spenser Smith and his wife Jordan Lowery, Lynne Dolores Smith, Ray Smith, and Maddi Smith, along with several nieces and nephews; and also many friends whom she loved as if they were family.

The family will be having the visitation on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm CDT at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, TN.

The family will be spreading her ashes following the visitation at Cumberland Cemetery in Kimball, TN. Friends welcome.

Funeral arrangements by Tate Funeral Home, LLC, 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN 37347, 423-942-9500. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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March 25, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

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