Dolores Smith Willard was born on March 29, 1925 southeast of Yuba, Oklahoma, known as the Hackbury Community. She passed away on September 23, 2021, at the age of 96. She is the daughter of Augustus and Nodie Parker Smith. she was a graduate of Yuba High School and attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She was married to David W. Willard in 1946, and they had two daughters, Deborah and Denise.
She leaves behind one daughter, Denise Williams (Danny), two grandchildren, Melissa Henderson (Eric), and Chris Williams, three great grandchildren, Landon Williams, Collins and Nash Henderson and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband David, daughter Deborah Jacobs and two grandchildren, Joel Jacobs and Ruth Genevieve, three brothers, AJ Smith, Leo Smith, Lindy Smith and two sisters, Oleta Dobbins and Thelma Campbell.
Graveside services will be held at Highland Cemetery in Durant, Oklahoma at 2pm on Thursday, September 30, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association, American Cancer Association, or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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