Doris Wright Smith

Published 11:26 am Thursday, November 18, 2010

Doris Wright Smith, 82, of the Yokena Community, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 82.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home

. Burial will be at Yokena Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight, Nov. 18, 2010, at the funeral home.

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Doris graduated from Jett High School and attended All Saints’ Episcopal College. Doris taught children’s Sunday school for 18 years. She was a member of the UMW ladies class. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was well-known for her generous, caring nature and exceptional cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Franklin and Laura Liddelle Rollinson Wright; her husband, Lawrence Daniel Smith; sisters, Hazel Wright Bove, Elizabeth Wright Eddington and Ruth Wright Jacks; and brothers, John B. Wright and James P. Wright.

Survivors include daughters, Elaine (Lucien) Smith Schaffer and Liddelle (Frank) Smith Ditto; grandchildren, Henry Francis “Hank” Ditto III, Laura Elaine Schaffer and Daniel Cason Schaffer; sisters, Lillian Wright Stevens and Betty Wright Lanier; and brothers, Samuel P. Wright, Elbert Lum Wright Sr. and Franklin D. Wright.

Pallbearers will be Tony Wright, John Wright, John F. Bove, Gary Frank “Bo” Wright, Robert G. Wright, Bill Schaffer, Russell Richards and Rusty Geter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Otto Hearn Jr., Dwain Cotton, Cason Schaffer, John R. Richards, Tom Pharr, Scott P. Ditto and Drs. Donald S. Hall, Randall Easterling, Russell Barnes and William Wooten.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Redbone United Methodist Church or Patient’s Choice Hospice.

Special thanks to the sixth floor nursing staff at River Region Medical Center and to Patient’s Choice Hospice.