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Dorothy "Dottie" L. Barham

June 27, 1933 — October 17, 2018

“DOTTIE SMITH”  (Dorothy L. Barham) was called home to the Lord from her residence in Iola, Ks. On October 17th, 2018. Born in Dickson, Tennessee to Fiddlin’ Arthur L. Smith & Nettie J. Baker Smith along with her twin brother, Donald O. Smith June 27th, 1933, both being raised within a very musical family on what was known as Smith Hill in Dickson, Tn. She spent a great deal of time with her Father at the Opry & later moving to Tulsa to begin her career as a singer/songwriter from the 1950’s through 1972, entertaining & singing with greats such as Roy Acuff, Tex Ritter, Johnnie Lee Wills, PeeWee King, Roy Clark, Eldon Shamblin, Gordon Terry, Loretta Lynn, Ernest Tubb, Jerry Lee Lewis, & Merle Haggard performing at Cain’s Ballroom and the Brady Theater, The Long Horn Brothers’ Show, and many benefits & events for the Tulsa, Ok. Police & Fire Departments, also singing on tv with KTUL & several radio shows with Billy Parker.

  Proceeded in death by her parents, Arthur & Nettie, brothers & sisters: Ernest L. Smith, Arthur L. Smith Jr., Robert L. Smith, Jackie R. Smith, Pat Slatton, Edythe Carlisle, Geraldine Walp, & Lavonne Brown. Her first born son, Johnnie ‘Chip’ Ramsey & first born granddaughter, Anastacia Marie Gideon.

Survivors include: Children: Renee’ Ramsey, Iola, Ks., Robert Ramsey & Mike Barham, Tulsa, Ok., Dottie McLeroy, Noble, Ok., & children by heart, Susan Ramsey, James Wolfe, and Rusty Smith. Siblings: Gene & husband Bill Olafsen of Irving, Tx., Douglas Smith of Shepherdsville, Ky., William (Billy) C. Smith of Dickson, Tn. Wife of Jackie, Peggy Smith also of Dickson, and twin, Donald O. & Kitty Smith of Hardinsburg, In.. Grandchildren: Rachelle Shelton, Kristi Moore, Chris Ramsey, Robert McLeroy, Samantha Hammond, Mikayla Ramsey, Chance Barham, Tad Barham, Emie Barham, spending most of her last 6 years of life in Kansas with Natacia & Brian Rowe, Janae Diviney, Nadia Snow, & great-grandchildren: Jonathan Rowe, Johnnie & Christina Gideon, 1st born great, Kevin Rowe with Jessie Pingree, blessing Dottie with her 1st born great-great-grandson, Clinton James, along with Ke’aunna Willard, Asaiah Lee, who spent this past year with her on a daily basis, then being blessed with Kyli’ah Gore, three days after being called home.  From Oklahoma: Becca Renee, Cody, Johnny, Harvey, Sharlee, Ethan, Riley, Emilee, Halley, Esha, Hayden, Avery, Kaitlyn, & Preslie. Several Nieces & Nephews, each holding a special place in her heart.

Services will be held at the:  Dickson Funeral Home, 209 E. College St., Dickson, Tn.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 2nd, from 4 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, Nov. 3rd, from 10 am till 1 pm

Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm Saturday, November 3, 2018

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Visitation

Friday, November 2, 2018

4:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Dickson Funeral Home & Cremation Center

209 E College St, Dickson, TN 37055

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

10:00am - 1:00pm (Central time)

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209 E College St, Dickson, TN 37055

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)

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209 E College St, Dickson, TN 37055

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