Monday, 22 February 2021 10:53

Dorothy Evans Smith

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HAMLET — Dorothy Evans Smith, 101, of Hamlet, went to her Heavenly home on Feb. 20, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Dorothy was born on Sept. 25, 1919 in Richland County, South Carolina, a daughter of the late John Jefferson Evans and Ruth Irene Derrick Evans.

She was a faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman C. Smith; a grandson, Phillip David Strickland; and her siblings.  

Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Ruth Smith Wray, Cynthia Smith Benadum; grandson, Paul C. Strickland; great-grandson, Jefferson C. Strickland (Cassie); and sister, Priscilla Evans Simmons of Chester, Virginia.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Richmond County Memorial Park. Facial coverings are required and social distancing is suggested.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 275 Airport Road, Rockingham, NC 28379.

Condolences may be made online at

Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham is assisting the Smith family.