Elsie Monteza Smalling
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Elsie Monteza Lee Smalling, 91, of Maryville, TN, died peacefully at Brookdale Assisted Senior Living Solutions in Greeneville, Tennessee, September 2, 2021. Born and raised in McMinn County, TN, Elsie attended a one room schoolhouse for primary school and after transferring from Carson-Newman College, she graduated with a B.S. in Home Economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1951.
She was an active and devoted member of New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville, Tennessee for over 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 yrs, John David Smalling, Sr.; her parents, Hugh Joines Lee and Maggie Annabel Wright Lee; sister, Zoe Della Heifner Hatchett; brothers, Carl Wright Lee and Clyde Amos Lee; Sisters-in-laws: Jane Smalling Crussell, Phyllis Smalling Holloway, and Anne Smalling Frazier.
Those left to cherish the memories of her love are her 3 children and their spouses: David and Cindy (Mount Pleasant, SC), Margaret and Paul (Lascassas, TN) and Miriam and Fred (Afton, TN); grandchildren, their spouses and great grandsons: Anna Smalling, Sarah Smalling; Matthew (Lauren) Lane and Thomas Baird Lane; Thomas (Kelsey) Lane and Henry Kirg Lane; Andrew (Melissa) Lane, and Emilee Frazier. Many beloved nieces and nephews. Special, life-long friends: Alma and Joe Hall and Emmit and Betty Rawls.
A celebration of life service and burial will be held at a later date at New Bethel Presbyterian Church in Piney Flats, TN.
Those who wish to do so may make memorial contributions in Elsie's name to New Providence Presbyterian Church's Welcome Table or Children's Ministries , 703 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801 or to the Blount County 4-H Youth Developement Fund c/o Executive Director of the Tennessee 4-H Foundation, 2621 Morgan Circle, Room 205 Morgan Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996 or TN4HFoundation.org
Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangemnets