Lila (Smith) Spell

June 14, 1951 ~ February 23, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Lila Spell Obituary

Mrs. Lila Ann Smith Spell, 71, of Holly Hill, entered into rest Thursday morning, February 23, 2023, at her residence.

Born June 14, 1951, in Birmingham, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Austin Jackson Smith and the late Doris Newsome Smith. Lila received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the former Baptist College which is known today as Charleston Southern University. She was a second-grade teacher at Holly Hill Academy, an institution which has always held a special place in her  heart. She was an active of First Baptist Church of Holly Hill. A sweet and gentle spirit, Lila devoted her life to her family, always centering herself around those she loved.

Surviving are: her husband of fifty-two years, Mr. Thomas Benjiman “Tony” Spell; a son, Austin Thomas Spell and his wife Jennifer of Florence; and two sisters, Judy Alden of Charleston and Phyllis Connelly of Edisto Beach. There are two grandchildren, Tyler Spell and Jaxon Spell; and her beloved and most faithful companion, “Dollar”; as well as a sister-in-law, Sybil Spell Griffin and her husband Steve of Walterboro and a brother-in-law, Archie Spell and his wife Kim of Gilbert.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be directed in her memory to: Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105; or donate at:

The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. Lila Smith Spell are invited to attend her funeral service which will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, February 28, 2023, from First Baptist Church of Holly Hill, 8455 Old State Road, Holly Hill. The Reverend Shaun Daly officiating. Interment will follow in Glendale Memorial Cemetery, 2210 Mount Carmel Road, Walterboro. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral ceremony beginning at 12:30pm that afternoon in the church sanctuary.

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