Dulcia M. Steele Smith
Dulcia M. Steele Smith of Russellville died May 19, 2017. Born in Mississippi County on Aug. 12, 1920, she was the fifth of eight children born to John and Della Steele.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Tuggle, Tom, J.C. And Norris; and three sisters, Molly, Thekla and Dorris.
Dulcia married A.W. Smith in Manila on Nov. 2, 1945, and helped him raise his five children as her own, Roxie, Lois, A.W. Jr., Everett and Ernest.
She leaves 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and six or more great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews scattered across the United States and who all loved her dearly.
She was a devoted Methodist and taught Sunday School for many years at numerous Methodist churches. She loved gardening, quilting and her family. Always a hardworking, dedicated woman, she will be missed by all of her family and friends, but now God has a new, loving and hardworking Angel.
Donations may be made in her name to any Methodist Children's Home in Arkansas.
A memorial may be held at a later date.