Dora Smith McDurmont • January 9, 2021
Dora Smith McDurmont of Pensacola, FL went home to be with Jesus on Jan 9th, 2021, at the
age of 95.
Dora taught kindergarten in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s at Brent Christian school and
Boulevard Baptist Christian school. She and Woody Smith, her first husband, were founders of
the Camper’s for Christ ministry in the 1970’s. A few years after Woody passed away, she
married Billie McDurmont. They were married for 32 years. She was a member of New
Testament Fellowship in Pensacola, where she loved to fellowship and sing.
Dora was a devoted wife, mother and loving Mamaw to her grandchildren and great
grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered as a strong woman of faith and trust in Jesus
Christ. She taught her family that God’s amazing grace and love will see us through. We look
forward to the day we are reunited in Heaven. Until that day, she would tell us to “Love each
other for me”.
She is preceded in death by father-Fletcher Chavers; mother-Alvina Chavers; sisters-Violet,
Ruby, Hazel, Dorothy; brothers-Beaumont, Levon; husband-Woody Smith.
She is survived by husband-Billie L. McDurmont; daughter-Connie Smith Caspar (Fred);
granddaughters-Donelle Stukey (Ashley), Michelle Brockus (Jeff), Rachel Brill (Kevin); great
grandchildren-Johnathan, Josh, Andrew, Micah, Noah, Jacob; nephews and nieces.
Due to Covid, the family will be holding a private service. A memorial service may be set for a
later date to allow friends to join with family in celebrating her life.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Dora’s name to Academy of Arts Ministries.
P.O. Box 782 Taylors, SC 29687
The family would like to thank Sacred Heart ER staff, 7th floor doctors and nurses and Vitas
hospice nurses for their heartfelt care for Dora.
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