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Dorothy M W Smalls
Aug 25, 1931 to Dec 04, 2017

 

Dorothy Mae Williams Smalls, 86, departed this life on Monday, December 4, 2017 at her home. Born August 25, 1931, in Dalzell, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Levi W. Williams and Ella Mae Davis Williams. She attended the public schools of Sumter County. She graduated with honors from Morris College, Sumter. Her career began in Estill County and later she moved to Sumter County, where she taught first grade for many years. She used many of her talents to enrich the lives of her students. At an early age, Dorothy joined Joshua Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir, Missionary Society and the Williams Family Singers. She leaves to cherish her memories: one son, Anthony (Gwenevere) Smalls, one daughter, Pamela V. Smalls Tolbert, both of Sumter; five sisters, Edith W. Wiggins of Tennille, GA, Rosa W. Williams of Cheraw, Queen W. Spann of Sumter, Ruth W. King of Clinton, MD, Irene W. (Eugene) Curry of Union, NJ; two brothers, Rev. Roosevelt (Berneatha) Williams and Thomas L. Williams of Sumter; two sisters-in-law; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two aunts, Dessie Davis of Sumter, Charlie Mae Davis of Newark, NJ; one uncle, Edward Davis (Shirley) of Bishopville; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 110 Perkins Avenue, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2 p. m. from the Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Eugene G. Dennis, pastor, eulogist. Wake service will be held Friday, 6 7 p. m. in the John Wesley Williams, Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 1 p. m. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 1:15 p. m. Burial will be in the Joshua Baptist Churchyard Cemetery.
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