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Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home

125 Idletime Drive, Greeneville, TN

OBITUARY

Alice W. Smelcer

August 22, 1942September 24, 2019
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Alice W. Smelcer, 77, of Mercer Lane, Afton, passed away Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Smelcer was a professional dance instructor and Owner/Co-Director (along with her daughter, Alison Smelcer Close) of School of Dance Arts Inc. She opened her studio in 1967 and retired after 41 years in 2008.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and The Andrew Johnsons Women's Club.

Her former professional associations include Dance Educators of America, Dance Makers, National Dance Education Organization, National Dance Teachers Association of America and Tennessee Association of Dance.

She was a daughter of the late Clyde M. and Dorothy Humbard Walker.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years: Charles F. Smelcer; her daughter and son-in-law: Alison and Charlie Close of Afton; several special cousins, including: Phyllis Tunnell, Judy Walton, Teresa Lawerence and Russell Waddell, Nancy Kilday, Virginia Waddell and Kim Dixon.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm Saturday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home in Greeneville, Tennessee.

The funeral service will be Sunday at 2pm in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Jeannie Higgins will officiate.

Interment will be at Greenlawn Memory Gardens following the service on Sunday.

Pallbearers will be Ned Sanders, Nick Hood, Fred Kemp, Russell Waddell, Rick Lawerence and Nathan Humbard.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Harrison, Bill Moss, Jack Kilday, Dr. Norm Walton, Jimmy Tunnell and Earl Waddell.

The family would like to extend a special note of thanks to Dr. Robert Mosca of Greeneville, Tennessee for the added comfort he provided to Mrs. Smelcer .

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society animal shelter at P.O. Box 792, Greeneville, TN 37744.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles F. Smelcer, Husband of 48 years
  • Alison and Charlie Close, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Phyllis Tunnell, Special Cousin
  • Judy Walton, Special Cousin
  • Teresa Lawerence and Russell Waddell, Special Cousins
  • Nancy Kilday, Special Cousin
  • Virginia Waddell, Special Cousin
  • Kim Dixon, Special Cousin
  • Clyde M. and Dorothy Humbard Walker, Parents (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ned Sanders
  • Nick Hood
  • Fred Kemp
  • Russell Waddell
  • Rick Lawerence
  • Nathan Humbard
  • Charles Harrison, Honorary
  • Bill Moss, Honorary
  • Jack Kilday, Honorary
  • Dr. Norm Walton, Honorary
  • Jimmy Tunnell, Honorary
  • Earl Waddell, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 29, 2019

Memories

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Stan and Kathy Hoard

September 30, 2019

Charles and Alison,
We are so sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. We were out of town and unable to see you this weekend, but you have been in our thoughts. We will always remember what Alice (and you, too) has done for Megan and what good and kind neighbors you were to all of us. Our hearts hurt for you - she was a sweet spirit who touched so many lives. The world is better because she lived!
With loving sympathy,
Stan and Kathy Hoard

Clyde B Austin III

September 27, 2019

Charles, I just heard from Rebecca this afternoon about Alice passing away. Bless you, I hope you can find comfort in the memories and friends who will be around you. She was a wonderful lady, Beatriz loved her. May God bless you and keep you as you walk through this deep deep valley,
Clyde Austin III

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Biography

Alice W. Smelcer, 77, of Mercer Lane, Afton, passed away Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Smelcer was a professional dance instructor and Owner/Co-Director (along with her daughter, Alison Smelcer Close) of School of Dance Arts Inc. She opened her studio in 1967 and retired after 41 years in 2008.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and The Andrew Johnsons Women's Club.

Her former professional associations include Dance Educators of America, Dance Makers, National Dance Education Organization, National Dance Teachers Association of America and Tennessee Association of Dance.

She was a daughter of the late Clyde M. and Dorothy Humbard Walker.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years: Charles F. Smelcer; her daughter and son-in-law: Alison and Charlie Close of Afton; several special cousins, including: Phyllis Tunnell, Judy Walton, Teresa Lawerence and Russell Waddell, Nancy Kilday, Virginia Waddell and Kim Dixon.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm Saturday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home in Greeneville, Tennessee.

The funeral service will be Sunday at 2pm in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Jeannie Higgins will officiate.

Interment will be at Greenlawn Memory Gardens following the service on Sunday.

Pallbearers will be Ned Sanders, Nick Hood, Fred Kemp, Russell Waddell, Rick Lawerence and Nathan Humbard.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Harrison, Bill Moss, Jack Kilday, Dr. Norm Walton, Jimmy Tunnell and Earl Waddell.

The family would like to extend a special note of thanks to Dr. Robert Mosca of Greeneville, Tennessee for the added comfort he provided to Mrs. Smelcer .

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society animal shelter at P.O. Box 792, Greeneville, TN 37744.