Dorothy Smith celebrates 95th birthday

Dorothy Smith

Dorothy Smith

Friends, family, and church members gathered to celebrate the legacy of Dorothy Lee Smith on her 95th birthday on May 3.

The mistress of ceremonies, Susie McFarland, led everyone into a program that began with a corsage presentation by the Daughter Ruler of the Elks Lodge, Mrs. Francine Renee Hollowell.

After the guests enjoyed a simple meal with Mrs. Smith, tributes were made in her honor in the form of verbal presentations, song, piano and bell ringing.

Joe Smith gave a musical tribute.  Afterwards, church members from Clark Memorial UMC and participants of the mid-day/mid-week service offered a testament of her christian dedication and presented her with a beautiful basket along with musical bell-ringing selections.

Ronnie Miller (neighbor), Mary Watson (member of Temple Church), Francine Hollowell (Elks Daughter Ruler), Les Jones (Elks Leading Knight) and others contributed with great words of affection.

A cake was then presented to Mrs. Smith for everyone to enjoy.

With tears of joy, Dorothy Smith made her remarks with graciousness and thankfulness, saying: “Thanks for giving me my flowers while I’m here.”

Happy birthday, Mrs. Smith!