Dorothy Mae Evans Smith, 69, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in Fulton, Miss. Born March 6, 1944 in Sledge, Miss., she was a daughter of James Evans Sr. and Annie Bell Knight.

Dorothy Mae Evans Smith, 69, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in Fulton, Miss. Born March 6, 1944 in Sledge, Miss., she was a daughter of James Evans Sr. and Annie Bell Knight. An honest, independent, and hard working lady, she believed in taking care of her family and had worked at Rosatoes of Tupelo, Bobby Brooks of West Helena and Lady Luck Casino in Lula, Miss. Her passion was education and reading, studying academics at Phillips College University of Arkansas. She was a member of Christian Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren, playing bingo, entering pool tournaments, many of which she won. She leaves her daughters, Katrina Smith of Helena-West Helena, Tracy McCullar (Troy) of Amory, Miss., Kristina Smith (Bruce) of Priestville, Miss.; sons, William Smith (Pat) of Fulton and Ed Smith (Sylvia) of Amory; grandchildren, Billy Joe Staten, Stacy McCullar-Welch, Marlin Dae McCullar, Shana Christian, Lukus Christian, Warren Christian, Virginia Christian, Jessica Smith-Dumas, Jennifer Paige Smith-Armstrong, Jeremy Smith and Mitchell Staggs. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, James and Jack Evans, granddaughter, Delana Marie Smith. A celebration of life service was held Tuesday, Jan. 28at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Brother David Harrell and Brother Tommy Wright officiating. Burial followed in Hatley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Andilynn Faith Welch, Jeremy Lee Smith, Warren Christian, Jon McCullar, Dylan Micheal Welch and Lukus Christian. Honorary pallbearers were Troy McCullar, Bruce Smith, Marlin McCullar, Ronnie Griggs and Mitchell Staggs. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.