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Doris Smith Halford

July 1, 1945 ~ March 15, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Doris Smith Halford Obituary

Ms. Doris Ann Smith Halford, 78, of Clifton, peacefully departed this life at her home, on March 15, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born in Clifton to the late Robert Smith and Frances Adams Smith Boroughs. On January 9, 1964, she was united in marriage to James Adolph Halford, Jr. who affectionately called her "Dot". Mr. Halford preceded her in death in 2023.

Ms. Halford was employed at Clifton Manufacturing for 21 years. She then started a new career at Turney Center Industrial Prison, which became her life's passion. She dedicated almost 30 years at Turney Center. She worked as a Correctional Officer and Counselor. Once graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Criminal Justice degree from Austin Peay State University at age 57, she was promoted to Pre-Release Coordinator. During her time as Pre-Release Coordinator, she taught classes in hopes to lower recidivism rates and to teach necessary skills needed to be successful upon release.

After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her husband and playing with her great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents and younger sister, Teresa Kay Smith "Terri".

She is survived by her daughter, Tonya Ricketts, a granddaughter, Jordan (Bryce) Howell, 3 great-grandchildren, Eisley, Atticus, and Lorelei Howell, and a sister Robbie Jones and a host of other loving family members and many friends.

The family would also like to recognize her caregiver and friend, Linda O'Neal. 

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March 18, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Funeral Home
25 Buffalo River Heights Road
Linden, TN 37096

March 19, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mt. Auburn Church
Culps Bend Road
Clifton, TN 38425

Funeral Service
March 19, 2024

1:00 PM
Mt. Auburn Church
Culps Bend Road
Clifton, TN 38425

March 19, 2024

2:00 PM
Riverside Methodist Church Cemetery
Highway 128
Clifton, TN 38425


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