Mr. Elzie Lee Smiley

Mr. Elzie Lee Smiley, age 77 of Moselle, Mississippi, formerly of Dodson, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Born Monday, December 23, 1940 in Haughton, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Monroe Smiley and Georgia A. Young Smiley; wife of 30 years, Carolyn Smiley; second wife, Essie Connor Smiley; daughter, Jamie Smiley; and sister, Viola Harvey. Mr. Smiley was a retired Physical Therapy Tech and served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Hurricane Creek Baptist Church. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Melissa Smiley (Daniel) Lynch; grandchildren, Michael (Brooke) May, Amber (Ridge) Sluss, and Dustin May; great grandchild, Caleb Lee May; brother, Glynn (Jefflene) Smiley; step children, Karla (travis) Wooten, marty (Debbie) Connor, Gene (Lori) Connor, and James (Krysta) Connor; step grandchildren, Tifani, Blake, Toni, Madison, Mitchell, Lance, Heath, Molly and Jada; step grandchild, Ryan Kate; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Garden of Memories with Rev. Rayford Chandler officiating. Serving the family as pallbearers were Dustin May, Blake Wroten, Bobby Barnes, Gresham Barnes, Ridge Sluss, and Henry Torres. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Thornhill, Ty James, and Michael May. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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