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DOROTHY MAE AKERS RIFFE SMITH

January 21, 2019

DOROTHY MAE AKERS RIFFE SMITH, 93, of Huntington, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted by Minister Bob Huron and Preacher Jeff Wickert at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, Ky. Dorothy was born October 1, 1925, in Wayne County to the late James and Julia Crabtree Akers. She worked at numerous business in Huntington as a sales lady. She was a member of Huntington Christian Church for many years and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Marcum Chapter No. 61 of Ceredo, W.Va. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Riffe; her second husband, Ralph Smith; and two brothers, Leonard Akers and Garland Akers. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Robert “Bob” Fuller of Huntington; three grandchildren, Robert and Tammy Fuller of Huntington, Beverly and Steve Persinger of Raleigh, N.C., and Bryan and Jerriann Fuller of Ashland, Ky.; eight great-grandchildren, Tessa and Trent Fuller, Christopher and Morgan Persinger, Lucas and Chase Fuller, and Kaylee and Bradlee McCormick. The family would like to give a special thanks to Patty Hodge who was her caregiver. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.