Edith "Edie" Marie Smiley Galloway, age 96 of Whittier, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at Skyland Nursing Home in Sylva NC. Edie was born on February 19, 1926, in Bryson City, to the late Elias and Elsie Bolen Smiley. She was the widow of Lee Henry Galloway.
Edie was a member of First Baptist Church in Morganton. She was active in the Morganton Lioness Club and later, the Lions Club, PTA, and other organizations.
Edie donated three gallons of blood over her lifetime to the Red Cross. She loved working with flowers and had beautiful displays in Morganton and Whittier. Various hobbies through the years included crocheting, quilting, basketry, and lots of exercise, including water aerobics. She loved taking walks in the community, especially with friends and visited regularly with friends and relatives in nursing homes. She always brought gifts and a smile. She helped with the continuation of the annual Smiley Reunion, ironically being the same age as she was. Edie enjoyed traveling and had been to all the western states, the Caribbean, and seven Canadian provinces.
Edie was employed by Fontana Dam Village in the Public Safety Office during the final period of construction. She was the last female employee to leave the project. Her employment history also included; TVA Acquisitions Office in Knoxville, TN; Office Manager at Mead Corporation in Sylva; and Office Manager at Spier Textiles in Morganton.
Edie is survived by three sons, Keith (Thelma) of Lake Junaluska, Brian and Lee, both of Whittier.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Edie was preceded in death by two brothers, Carroll and Hubert; and five sisters, Venice, Ora, Mildred, Mae and Helen.
Edie deeply appreciated the excellent care and compassion of the staff at Skyland Nursing Home, as does her family.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 13th at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 prior to the service. A private Graveside Service will follow in Hyatt Cemetery.