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Dorothy R. Smith

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Date published: 2/26/2014

Dorothy R. Smith

Dorothy Ruth Metz Smith, 87, of Mineral passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Charlottesville.

Ruth was born on May 30, 1926, in Germantown, Md. She married Luther Jacob "Luke" Smith on April 17, 1943. She retired after 35 years with Crestar Bank. Ruth and Luke lived at Lake Anna for 25 years.

Survivors include three sons, Jack (Gay), Daniel (Marie) and Michael; daughter Joyce; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luke, in October 2012.

A visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. , with the funeral at 2 p.m., both at Laurel Hill Funeral Home, Spotsylvania. Entombment will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.

Online condolences may be made at laurelhillfuneral home.com.