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Vera Dorothy Smith

Vera Dorothy “Dot” Smith, lifelong Okmulgee resident, died Sunday morning, January 11, 2009 at Highland Park Manor.  She was 86 years of age.  Dot was born October 4, 1922 in Okmulgee to Joseph Conway and Sarah Jane (Clemens) Smith.  She graduated from Okmulgee High School and worked for several years at Butler’s Cafeteria and retired from OSU-Okmulgee, working in the Twin Towers.  Dot will be remembered most for her dedication and love for taking care of her family.  Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, Wallace and Wheeler Smith and a sister, Thelma Houston.  Survivors include her sister, Zula Vaughan and husband Cecil of Muskogee, nieces and nephews, Joe Smith, Carolyn Catlett, Dale Smith, Cheryl Wolfe, Any Houston, Randy Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan, and a very special cousin, Granville Smith.


Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 15, 2009 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Okmulgee.  Mr. Randy Vaughan will be the eulogist.  Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery.  Casketbearers will be Jimmie Vaughan, Andy Houston, Travis Vaughan, Cody Huston, Granville Smith and Kenneth Catlett. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.  Online condolences may be sent at