Mrs. Ella "Ellie" Smith Graves, 95, formerly of Elon, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington.
A native of Liberty, Ellie was the daughter of the late John Michael Smith and the late Lucy Bowman Smith.
She was a retired job development specialist with the U.S. government.
Ellie was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church in Burlington where she was a former Sunday School teacher and choir member. She actively served in various capacities at the church.
Ellie is survived by her niece, Susie Gurganus, of Wilmington; and two nephews, Denny Smith, of Milledgeville, Ga., and Mike Smith, of Navarre, Fla.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and a special niece, Vicki Neill.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Smithwood Memorial Cemetery, 6809 Kimesville Road, Liberty, NC 27298.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell and the
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