Lula Eller Smith , age 89, of Banner Elk, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Life Care Center in Banner Elk, NC.

She was born on March 22, 1930 in Avery County, North Carolina, the 12th (out of 13) child of the late Eugene Eller and the late Julia Trivette Eller.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, Frank Melvin Smith, Sr.; Six Sisters, Kate Brewer, Mary Smith, Grace Goodwin, Margaret Thompson, Rachel Garner, Betty Jo Puckett; Six Brothers, Cecil Eller, Gene Eller, Dean Eller, Pat Eller, Roland "Dutch" Eller, Carl Eller.

Lula leaves behind to cherish her memory her Son, Frankie Smith, Jr. of Banner Elk, NC, Granddaughter, Wendy Smith of Banner Elk, NC, Grandson, Rusty (Dr. Mahmoud Saleh) Smith of Charlottesville, VA, Grandson, David (Marcie) Smith of Newland, NC, Great-Grandson, Carter Smith of Newland, NC, Great-Grandson, Kaden Smith of Newland, NC.

Arrangements for Lula Eller Smith are incomplete at this time.

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