OBITUARY: Dorothy Marie ‘Cricket’ Smock


Dorothy Marie “Cricket” Smock, age 93 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at her home in Vantage Pointe Village.

Mrs. Smock was born on March 31, 1929 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Tommie & Tennie Perry.

She was a retired caregiver who loved her former job at McDonald’s. She enjoyed traveling, singing, and yodeling. She most especially loved her family. Mrs. Smock was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James Ray Smock; brothers, Robert, Roy, and James Perry; and sisters, Johnnie Mai Harris and Emma Lou Hampton.

Survivors include her son, Herbert (Bertha) Anderson; daughter, Terri Lynn (Lonnie) DeMumbrum; sister, Ruby Nell Groves (Ray); grandchildren, Haley Anderson, Ronnie Epley, Patty Dean, Brittany Julian, and Zachary Robinson; 15 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:00 noon on Monday, September 26th, with Pastor Johnny Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Neptune-Smith Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service at 12:00 noon.

AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433


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