Mrs. Dorothy Smith Weatherford, age 73, entered into rest on Friday, November 1, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. Graveside Services will be 3:00 PM Monday, November 4, 2019 at Griggs-O’Neal Cemetery, Hartsville, SC by Pastor Glenn Scott White and Rev. Dennis Smith. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC and also prior to the service on Monday at the cemetery.
Mrs. Weatherford was born December 18, 1945 in Richmond County, NC a daughter of the late June and Martha Bowen Smith. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Dorothy was a dedicated homemaker. She was a member of Lighthouse Ministries and loved the Lord and hearing his word preached. Her favorite hobbies were going to church and watching preaching on tv.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Weatherford was also preceded in death by her son, Samuel “Jr.” Weatherford; sister, Ruth Williams; brother, Harrison Smith; and brothers-in-law, Sandy Weatherford, and William J. O’Neal.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Sammy Weatherford of the home; children, Julia Irene Morton, and Patricia Ann Gainey both of Patrick, SC; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; brother, Rev. Dennis (Barbara) Smith of Hamlet, NC; brother-in-law, Enoch “June” O’Neal; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of McLeod Hospice for the love and care shown to Mrs. Weatherford and her family, and suggests memorials be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Weatherford family.