Alice Lee Smith, 95, of Newcomerstown, passed away on September 24, 2023, at Riverside Manor and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown. She was born July 24, 1928, in Zanesville, to the late George Lee and Nelie (Lawrence) Lee.

Alice graduated in 1946 as Valedictorian from Zanesville (Lash) High School. She then went on to Muskingum College where she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 1950 – Kianu – Chi Alpha Nu. She taught English and Home Economics at Fresno and then taught 4th and 5th grade at Newcomerstown West Elementary School. She retired from teaching in 1985.

Alice enjoyed sewing and made the family many garments. She was a member of the Christ Methodist Church in Newcomerstown and enjoyed her church circle and attending bible study. She had many friends from teaching and from church. She liked reading, traveling, and doing many bus trips after retirement. She enjoyed family activities, cooking for holiday meals, and was an excellent cook. She loved Christmas. Alice was a lone woman in a house of men and that wasn’t always easy.

On July 26, 1952, Alice married Richard Duane Smith who survives. Alice is also survived by her sons, Richard Forest (Angela) Smith of Orrville and Ronald Lee (Terri) Smith of Dover; grandchildren, Joshua Lee (Casey), Jason Richard (Holly), Hunter Lee Smith, Nicole Elizabeth (Vaughn) Sears; great-grandchildren, Finn, Sawyer, Baylor, and Briar Smith, Tanner and Atlee Rose Sears; sister-in-law, Linda Booth; nephew, David Booth; niece, Brenda Casteel. She is preceded in death by her sister, Julie Grainger of Zanesville.

Services for Alice will be held on Friday, September 29, 2023, at 12:00 PM at Addy Funeral Home with Pastor Bracken Foster officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the services from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Addy Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Methodist Church, 648 Oak Street Newcomerstown, OH 43832. Online condolences may be made at

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406 West State Street
Newcomerstown, OH 43832