Dorothy P. Smith

December 1, 1924 - January 23, 2023

Dorothy Pearl Morgan Smith, 98, of Lumberton, died Monday, January 23, 2023, at Village Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing center in Lumberton. She was born December 1, 1924, in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, to Minnie Bell Guynes and Will Loran Morgan.

Dorothy married Paul P. Smith on February 14, 1947, in Calvert, Texas. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Hearn Camp for WWII Prisoners. She also worked as a math instructor for the Angie Nall School in Beaumont for many years.

Dorothy was a past Worthy Matron of the Port Neches Eastern Star and the Nederland Eastern Star. She loved playing 42, canasta, and bridge. She also enjoyed reading, crocheting, and was an avid genealogist.

She is survived by her children, John W. Smith and wife, Zelda and Sandra Stiles and husband, Kenneth; grandchildren, Michael Stiles, David Stiles, Jennifer Stokes, and Brian Smith; great-grandchildren, Rayleigh Stiles, Rayce Stiles, Merritt Stiles, Hailey Stokes, Dylan Stokes, Danu Smith, and Fianna Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Paul P. Smith; parents, Will Loran Morgan and Minnie Bell Guynes; sisters, Willie Mae Stephens and Emma Dell Cross; and brothers, Albert Ray Morgan, Miller Luther Morgan, Grady Loran Morgan, and Bobby Joe Morgan.

A gathering of Mrs. Smith’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions in honor of Mrs. Smith may be made to Hardin County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 383, Kountze, Texas 77625.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • January 28, 2023
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • January 28, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Oak Bluff Memorial Park-Port Neches
  • 618, Block St, Port Neches, TX, 77651,

Comments (3)

    Tina says:

    So sorry to hear about Dorthy! Loved her!

    Rosa Thomas says:

    I met Dorothy when my daughter Leigh married her grandson David. She was one of the”Sweetest” ladies I have ever known, and Dorothy was a”Lady”. I didn’t see Dorothy as often as I wanted to, but I always enjoyed talking with her. She will definately be missed by so many who knew and loved her. I admired Dorothy and will dearly miss her. I pray for Comfort and Peace for her whole family in this time of sorrow…

    Ronny Nelson says:

    Dorothy was a beautiful lady inside and outside. Her and Paul were best friends of my father and mother, Tuffy and Lorine Nelson. My love and prayers go out to Jay and Sandra and their families.

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