Mrs. Walter ‘Miss Dot’ Smith

Published 5:00 am Friday, June 14, 2002

Services for Mrs. Walter “Miss Dot” Smith of Brookhaven are 3p.m. Saturday, June 15, at First Baptist Church with burial inPleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 6-9 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

“Miss Dot,” 79, died June 14, 2002, at University MedicalCenter. She was born in Brookhaven on July 26, 1922, to John C.Dickey and Louella Smith Dickey.

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She taught school at West Lincoln for six years and kindergartenat First Baptist Church, where she was a member, for 23 years. Shewas a graduate of West Lincoln High School, Copiah-LincolnCommunity College and the University of Southern Mississippi. “MissDot,” as she was so lovingly referred to by hundreds ofkindergarteners, began the kindergarten program at First BaptistChurch in Brookhaven in 1961 and continued to teach until 1983.

Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers and sister,Spurgeon Dickey of Brookhaven, Robert Dickey of Memphis, WinnieDickey Herring of Vidalia and Felder, Hugh V., Jim and HoraceDickey of Brookhaven.

Survivors are her husband, Walter D. Smith of Brookhaven; sonand daughter-in-law, Mark C. and Debbie Smith of Brookhaven;sister, Mary Gill of Brookhaven; granddaughters, Stefanie Leigh andKatie Lynn Smith of Brookhaven; and a host of nieces andnephews.

Pallbearers are nephews John Herring Jr., Jimmy Herring, DannyDickey, Lanny Dickey, Milton Dickey and David Gill.