Mrs. Elease Smith, age 77, of Chatsworth, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at AdventMurray.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hillard Smith; mother, Sletia Painter; father, Alonzo Painter; sisters, Annie Lee Long, Lily Marie Mulkey, and Louise Williams; and brother, Johnny Painter.
Survivors include her sons, Anderson Alonzo Smith, of Dalton, Michael G. Smith, of Chatsworth, and Timothy Floyd Smith, of Chatsworth; daughters and sons-in-law, Anna Marie Smith, of Chatsworth, Adrienne and Roy Stevens, of Dalton, Wendy and Chris Bevil, of Cartersville, Morgan and Cindy Riddle, of Chatsworth, Crystal and Nacho Reyes, of Dalton, and Denise and Kevin Brown, of Whitesburg, KY; brother and sister-in-law, Al and Carole Painter, of Cleveland, TN; sisters, Brenda Barnes, of Ringgold, and Shirley Seay, of Tunnel Hill; countless grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Elease Smith were held on Friday, August 21, 2020, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Shane Pierce officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday, August 20, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, social distancing and masks were strongly encouraged. No food or beverages was allowed in the funeral home.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Elease Smith.