Elizabeth Smelley Ball, age 98, of Oak Ridge, died on September 13, 2014.
Libby was born October 29, 1916, in McRae, Georgia, the daughter of James Monroe Smelley and Delia Mae Agee. She is preceded in death by her parents and her beloved sister Osie.
Libby graduated in 1936 from Friendship High School in Crockett County, Tennessee.
She and her late husband of 52 years, John Calvin Ball (1988) moved to Oak Ridge in 1944.
Libby was a 70-year member of New York Avenue Church of Christ.
In addition to working at Modern Recapping, where she made lifelong friends, Libby enjoyed selling cosmetics at several of Oak Ridge’s earliest retail establishments, including Service Drug, Pine Valley Pharmacy, and Proffitt’s Department Store. [Read more…]