Tarris Dolores Smith passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was 89 years old. Tarris was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Gary, Indiana in 1959 with her husband Thomas W. Smith Jr. She was a Registered Nurse at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and Methodist Hospital in Gary. Tarris was a long time resident of the Miller Beach community in Gary. Tarris D. Smith is survived by her four children Karen (Reginald) Norman of Denver, CO; Sharon Smith of Bedford, TX; Baron (Jessica) Smith of Merrillville, IN and Cynthia (Tammy) Smith-Roscoe of Seattle, WA; grandchildren Anthony Norman, Tarris Anderson, Omari Norman, Nina Thompson, Kristina Norman and Jarrett and Ethan Smith; 5 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, December 8, 2017 from 9 to 11:00am with funeral services to follow at 11:00am all at the Guy & Allen Funeral Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.