Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

November 22, 2012

Doris Yopp Smith

VALDOSTA — Mrs. Doris Yopp Smith, 92, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Middleburg, Fla. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, John Coates Yopp and Margaret Virginia Stokes Yopp; husband, Glenn Ray Smith. She was the last survivor of the six Yopp daughters, Virginia Yopp Griner, Lucia Yopp Halsall, Mae Yopp Griffin, Nell Yopp Westmoreland, and Freddie Carol Yopp. Survivors include her daughter Peggy Smith Kaplan (Daryl) of Middleburg, Fla.; grandson Kyle John Kaplan (Kelly) of Knoxville, Tenn.; and great-grandson, Noah Kyle Kaplan; nieces and nephews, Robert Coates Westmoreland (Cindy) of Warner Robins, Ga.; Deborah Westmoreland White (Ray) of Orange Park, Fla.; Joellen Halsall Heimbach (Joe) of Glendale, Ariz.; and Theo Halsall (Melinda) of Show Low, Ariz.; as well as a number of great nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Grady Memorial School of Nursing in Atlanta, Charity Hospital School of Anesthesia in New Orleans, and Emory University School of Medical Records Library Science in Atlanta. She proudly served in the United States Army Nurse Corps during World War II. She was stationed at Fort McPherson in Atlanta throughout the war and assigned to Guam and Saipan following the war. For most of her nursing career, she served as the anesthetist and Director of Nurses at Brooks County Hospital and then as Supervisor of Medical Records at the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Lake City, FL. Following her retirement from the VA, she returned to Quitman and worked at the Presbyterian Nursing Home in nursing. She was a faithful and loyal member of the Quitman United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Quitman United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Brown and the Rev. Jay Roberson officiating. The family will be receiving friends Friday evening at Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Methodist Children's Home in Macon, GA.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.maxwellmillerfuneralhome.com.

— Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Brian “Tinker” Peters

    Brian “Tinker” Peters, 69, of Twin Lakes, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his home.

    July 25, 2014

  • Charles E. Griffin

    Mr. Charles E. Griffin, 75, of Adel, Ga., passed away July 24, 2014 at his home.

    July 25, 2014

  • John Clyatt “Johnny” Lovein

    John Clyatt “Johnny” Lovein, 64, of Nashville, Ga., died Friday July 25, 2014 at his residence.

    July 25, 2014

  • Esther Crawford

    Mrs. Esther Crawford, age 85, of Oak Park, Ill., departed this life Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 25, 2014

  • Marian Ollie “Lovey” Godwin Gulliver

    Marian Ollie “Lovey” Godwin Gulliver, 80, of Twin Lakes, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Langdale Hospice House.

    July 25, 2014

  • obit Kiser, Audrey copy.jpg Audrey Jewell Allbritton Kiser

    Audrey Jewell Allbritton Kiser, 86, was reunited with both her sons in heaven Wednesday, July 23, 2014 when she passed away at Sentara Obici Hospital.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty Jean Browning

    Betty Jean Browning, 82, of Alapaha, Ga., died Thursday July 24, 2014 in the Tift Regional Medical Center.

    July 25, 2014

  • Patti Atchley Burnett

    Patti Atchley Burnett, age 55, of Valdosta, Ga., died July 23, 2014 at her residence.

    July 24, 2014

  • OBIT Curtis Williams Sr. copy.jpg Curtis Tyrone (Smoke/Tough Ty) Williams Sr.

    Curtis Tyrone (Smoke/Tough Ty) Williams Sr., of Valdosta, Ga., was born April 8, 1959 to the late Matthew Williams and the late Myrtice Roberts Williams.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Virgil Hickox

    Virgil Hickox, 71, of Nashville, Ga.,  died Wednesday,  July 23, 2014 in Tift Regional Medical Center.

    July 24, 2014

Top News
Poll

School starts again in about two weeks. What do you think?

It's still summer. School starts too soon.
Seems like the right time to return.
Abolish summer recess. Make school year-round.
     View Results