Eunice Priscilla Winfrey Smalling of Springfield, Tennessee passed away in the early hours of October 9th, following a long illness.
Mrs. Smalling is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years, Donald Smalling, her sister, Esther Sullins, resident of Jubilee Hills in Goodlettsville, and daughters, Donna Bock (Gerhard) of Nashville, Jane Armstrong (Joe) of Springfield, and Kathy Arbogast (DeWayne) of Madison. She is survived by seven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, many well-loved nieces, nephews and cousins. She leaves behind her lifelong dear friend, Rebeccah Dickens of Hermitage.
Mrs. Smalling is preceded in death by her parents Wilma O’Brien Winfrey Poston and Ollie Aaron Winfrey, and by her brothers, Ray and Ralph Winfrey.
Miss Eunice grew up in East Nashville and Madison, attending Amqui Elementary School and Madison High School. Mr. and Mrs. Smalling lived many years in Madison and White House before retiring to Springfield. For many years, Mrs. Smalling attended Old Hickory Boulevard Church of Christ in Madison and White House Church of Christ before joining the brethren at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Springfield.
In earlier times, Mrs. Smalling loved to travel, entertaining all with tales of her adventures. She enjoyed fellowship with her brothers and sisters in Christ, and visits with family, friends and neighbors. Mother was an active participant in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and knew no greater joy than to have them about her.
Memorial service will be held at 4 o’clock PM, Thursday, October 19th, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 3323 Bethlehem Road, Springfield, Tennessee; Pastors Bob Carroll and Jim Woodard officiating. Visitation with family precedes the service at 3 o’clock PM.
Per her wishes, Mrs. Smalling’s body will be cremated and her ashes interred at Liberty Baptist Church cemetery in Lafayette, Tennessee, at a later date. “Nana” will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her.