Dorothy Lois "Dorothy Marie" Whiteaker, 87, of Ft. Smith, AR passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Ft. Smith. Dorothy was born October 31, 1928 in San Antonio, TX to Oran James & Marion Ernestine (Titsworth) Ross. She worked for Dixie Cup. Dorothy was preceded in death by her father, Oran Ross; mother, Marion Ross Gundlach; stepfather, Charles Gundlach; husband, Clinton Whiteaker; son, Dwayne Hamilton.
Survivors include her sisters, Billie Jean Hampton of North Little Rock, AR, Charlotte & husband Mack Beasley of Pleasanton, TX; stepson, Jim Whiteaker of Ft. Smith, AR; sisters in law, Melba Slack of Pocola, OK, Myrtle Ann Whiteaker of Panama, OK; ; brother in law, Bill Whiteaker & wife Jackie of Panama, OK; numerous nieces, nephews and her church family at Trinity Baptist, Pocola.
Services will be 2 pm, Friday, May 6, 2016 at Trinity Baptist Church, Pocola, OK with Rev. Paul Walker & Rev. Jeff Beshears officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Panama, OK. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Brown, Gene Slack, John Whiteaker, Benjamin Whiteaker, Tom Harrald, & Speedy Wilson.