Eloise Cline (Smith) Hicks, 80, of Whittier, peacefully went home to be with the Lord, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. A longtime resident of Swain and Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Dewey and step-mother Myrtle Cline. In addition to Dewey and Myrtle, she was also preceded in death by her mother who passed away when she was two years old, Thelma Cline; her first husband, Jarrett Smith; second husband, Cecil Hicks; one son, Eric Smith; two brothers, Bobby Cline, and Joe Billy Cline; and three sisters, Vivian Felker, Marcella Brock, and Romona Hyatt.
Eloise was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the Whittier Church of God for over 50 years where she taught Sunday School. She traveled the continental United States. She loved music and sang with her family for many years.
She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Carvalho (Glenn), and Rebecca Nations (Charles); one son, Reggie Smith (Icey); six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Whittier Church of God. Revs. Ned Pressley and Shane Silvers will officiate with burial at Union Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1-2pm on Thursday at the Church prior to the service.