of Little Rock, AR
February 15, 1931 - August 1, 2020
Ella Viola "Ella V" Smalley, 89, of Little Rock, passed away August 1, 2020. Ella was born February 15, 1931, in Norman, Oklahoma to the late Dale and Gladys Wood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James "Jimmy" Smalley, two brothers; Dale and Bob Wood, and a son-in-law, John Savage.She is survived by two daughters; Janis Savage and Glenda Bloxom (Andy), three granddaughters; Ashley Thomas (Hadyn) Bridget and Candee Bloxom and one great-granddaughter, Dempsey Thomas and very special friends; Paul and Vivian Spann.Ella V and James were longtime Little Rock residents and members of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church until their health required them to relocate to Benton to be closer to their girls.Ella V worked for UALR after raising her girls and later enjoyed selling Avon and taking care of Jimmy.Visitation will be Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. hosted by Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home, (501) 315-0700. At Ella V's request during this pandemic only a small graveside service will be held at Pinecrest Memorial Park on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. Dr. David James, a close family friend, will preside. The family requests any memorial gifts be made to Baptist Collegiate Ministries of the Arkansas State Baptist Convention, 10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, AR 72204.
So sorry about your mother. She was a very dear friend of mine. She will be missed. Jackie Parker
Sending our love and sympathy
She is in a better place now. Worked with her at UALR for years. Saw her at Jimmy's service. Remember you "girls" very well during those years.
What a wonderful legacy — “Well done!” So grateful for knowing Ella V. and James! Hugs & prayers for your family!
Glenda and Janice, so sorry for the loss of your mother. Shes up there with Jimmy, Dale and Bob, looking down at us with this virusSituation and glad there not here, dealing with this.We send you our love, prayers and piece for your soulsDuring this difficult time. We love you. Ron and April
You will be missed. Peace be with you until we meet again.