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Volusia Memorial Funeral Home & Volusia Memorial Park

548 North Nova Road, Ormond Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Doris "Dusty" Smith

October 27, 1962November 8, 2012

Doris ”Dusty” Smith, 50, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Doris was a resident of Holly Hill since 1980. She was the founder of the Daytona Beach Paranormal Research Group, Inc., the owner of Haunts of the World’s Most Famous Beach Ghost Tours, and author of many books about paranormal activity. Her book, ”Dread and the Dead Filled the Dunnam House”, was featured on the Discovery Channel’s show, ”A Haunting”. Her favorite quote, ”You can tell the morals of a culture by the way they treat their dead”, Benjamin Franklin, was evidenced in her dedication to cemetery preservation. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Kyle Rankin; her mother and step- father, Margaret and Louis Rovegno, Daytona Beach; sister, Colleen Miller, Detroit Michigan; brothers Paul Gutter, West Morland TN and Thomas Rovegno, Holly Hill, FL; a nephew, several nieces, and a grand- niece. Her life will be celebrated at a memorial service Monday 1:00 PM at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home 548 N. Nova Rd, Ormond Beach. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her memory to your local humane society. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.volusiamemorialfunerals.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, November 12, 2012

Memories

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Deborah Knoll

March 13, 2014

I'll see you on the other side, my friend

J. Anderson

March 21, 2013

Dear Dusty,
Not only are you a ONE OF A KIND Person, You are also ONE IN A MILLION, who has now Crossed Over the Rainbow Bridge. I enjoyed the few times that we talked. You will Forever be with me as I continue my own Investigation's. Within my Psychic - Paranormal Work, I know that I will be Connecting w/ you on The Other Side, on & w/ future Paranormal Investigation's. Your Light will ALWAY's Shine !

J. Anderson

March 21, 2013

Dear Dusty,
God needed a HERO & he called YOU to come Home. You might be Gone from " This Life ".. But You will NEVER be Forgotten. You will Forever be within my Heart ! Love & Miss You...

December 22, 2012

Dear Doris,
I miss you so much and I'm sorry I didn't go to the hospital the night you were transfered to ICU even though it was at 2:45 am. At least I would have been able to still talk to you. I am so proud of you for the battle you fought and thankful for the two years we had after your diagnosis of ALL. You are now an angle on my Christmas tree this Christmas. Kyle has allowed me to keep you close to me.
I'll always love you! Mom

Deltastu Rankin

November 16, 2012

Alas, dear mother, you have shuffled off your mortal coil.
Freed at last from this world of noisesome toil.
Across the rainbow bridge you enter Deltastu's world of treasures,
Evermore in pulpy embrace to savor the taste of his pleasures.

Deltastu Rankin

November 16, 2012

Alas, dear mother, you have shuffled off your mortal coil.
Freed at last from this world of noisesome toil.
Across the rainbow bridge you enter Deltastu's world of treasures,
Evermore in pulpy embrace to savor the taste of his pleasures.

Aly Ferguson

November 14, 2012

I will always remember you. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. We will meet again. Love you

Cheri Mattson

November 13, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss. May you be blessed with the memories you have until you meet again.

Karen Madigan

November 13, 2012

Kyle, so sorry for your loss. Your mom is a very unique personality and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

November 12, 2012

You are so greatly missed. You taught me so much. You made me laugh and I was proud to be with you on some of your ghostly adventures. Thank you for being a fantastic sister in-law. Love Shawnna & Zeus

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