Esta Bea Smelcer

Feb. 06, 2013 @ 12:20 AM

Esta Bea Smelcer, age 81, of Sevierville, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013. She was a member of Howard’s View Baptist Church. She loved to make all kinds of crafts and made many quilts for the sick.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Hurst; mother, Mary Connaster; brothers, Everett, Lee, Clarence, Connie and Marshall; sisters, Leeper, Josie, Polly and Helen.

Mrs. Smelcer is survived by her husband, Virlus Ray Smelcer; sons, Vernon Smelcer and wife Linda, James Smelcer, Kelvin Smelcer; daughter, Christine Rhea and husband Patrick Rhea; grandchildren, Robin Smelcer, Kim Hannan, Okland Smelcer, Dewayne Smelcer; great-grandchildren, McKayla Hannan, David Smelcer, Joshua Smelcer, Jeremiah Smelcer; sister, Dorthea Howard and husband Delmar; sisters-in-law, Faye Barnes, Janella “Laura Belle” Loveday, Ruth Smelcer; brother, Gene Smelcer and wife Dolly; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Kitten Rice.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at Howard’s View Baptist Church with Rev. Clay Sutton and Rev. Edward Ball officiating. Interment will follow in Howard’s View Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.