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Dorothy Bell Chappell

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Dorothy Bell Smith (72) left this earth on November 28, 2014 with her family by side in Charlotte, NC.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Della Mae Smith (Maysville, NC), sister Francais Smith (Jacksonville, NC); and one niece Marilyn Smith (Jacksonville, NC).

Dorothy was one of the four children born to her parents in Maysville, NC on September 29, 1942.

Dorothy moved to Harlem, NY in 1963. While there she married Charles Chappell of Petersburg, VA. She lived in New York for 40 years before returning back home to North Carolina in 2003.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years Charles Chappell (Petersburg, VA), Frankie Smith (Jacksonville, NC), Keith Gaillard (Queens, NY), Thad Gaillard (Jacksonville, NC), Timothy Gaillard (Brooklyn, NY); Three daughters Doris Sorey (Wife of Gregory Sorey- Charlotte, NC), Katrina Hendrix (Charlotte, NC), and Sparkle Ragland (New York, NY); One brother, Rufus Smith (Maysville, NC) and sister Vina Mae Smith (New York, NY); Ten grand children, five great grand children and host of nieces and nephews.

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