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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Dottie Melissa Smith Brandlein, 100, Cloverdale, died Monday at her residence.

Born in Johnson County, she had resided in Arizona, California, Nevada, Indianapolis prior to moving to Putnam County. She was baptized at Mt. Auburn Methodist Church in Stones Crossing, Ind.

She married Roy Carl Brandlein, who preceded her in death after 70 years of marriage.

Surviving are a sister, Dorothy Graham, Cloverdale; brother Dale Smith, Gulfport, Miss.; sons James Dale and wife Carol, Indianapolis, Richard W. and wife Bettie, Phoenix, Ariz., and Steven D., Cloverdale; daughter Nancy F. Knapp and husband Robert, Spencer; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, brother Bob Smith, sister Ethel Williams, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Forest Hill Cemetery with chaplain Steve Williams presiding.

Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.