Dana King-Smith

Published 3:00 pm Friday, September 12, 2014

Dr. Dana King-Smith, a resident of Headland, died Sept. 10 in a Dothan hospital. She was 36.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Wiregrass Church, Dothan, with a eulogy to be given by Leah Kirkemier. Holman-Headland Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Funeral services will also be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Community of Christ Church, McKenzie. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary in McKenzie. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in McKenzie. Holman-Headland Mortuary and Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia are in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Dr. King-Smith was a native of McKenzie, and was a 1996 graduate of McKenzie High School. She received an associate’s degree in applied science from Lurleen B. Wallace in Andalusia and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Alabama. Dr. King-Smith was accepted to Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she received her doctorate in optometry. She owned and operated Elite Vision in Headland and was also employed by Northside Walmart Vision Center as an optometrist.

Dr. King-Smith attended Wiregrass Church in Dothan, and was a member of Community of Christ Church in McKenzie. She formerly lived in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Ft. Lauderdale before moving to Headland in 2009. Dr. King-Smith was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Bennett King.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Tony E. Smith; two daughters, Raeleigh Smith and Kelsey Smith; and her fur babies, Ali and Bear, all of Headland; her parents, Glenn D. King and Ann W. King, McKenzie; a sister, Tanner King, Lamoni, Iowa; a brother, Kevin King (Diedra), and niece, Anna King, Hendersonville, N.C.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy Gene and Elaine Smith, Dothan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sonya Knowles (Ed), Julia LeFebvre (Neal), Tami McNeil (Terry), Kelli Edmonson (Michael), and Rory Nichols (Cindy); several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

You may sign a guest register at www.holmanmortuaries.com.