Family of Ruth Lenora HOOD (205) & Claudius Homer SMITH
Obituary: Services for Mrs. Jessie Smith Pendergrass, 78 of Clarksburg were Thursday, April 19 at Clarksburg Church of Christ with Jesse Pinckley and Don Turnmire officiating. Burial was in Sellers Cemetery with Dilday Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Pendergrass, widow of Ava Pendergrass, died Tuesday afternoon at Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon after a long illness. She was a native of Carroll County and a member of Clarksburg Church of Christ. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Claudine Adams of Huntingdon; Mrs. Lottie Umstead of Columbia, and Mrs. Ruthie Ozier of Florence, Alabama; a sister, Mrs. Willie Wall of Memphis; a brother, Lidle Smith of Memphis; 10 grandchildren and two great grand children.
In 1932 when Jessie was 26, she married Ava Clarence PENDERGRASS, son of James Steven PENDERGRASS (1860-1943) & Martha Jane RIGSBY (1860-1937), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 5 Apr 1900 in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 82, Ava Clarence died in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee on 3 Apr 1983. Buried on 4 Apr 1983 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Merchant at Clarksburg, farmer and carpenter. Religion: Clarksburg Church of Christ, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Ava".
Charter member of Clarksburg Ruritan Club, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee
Obituary: Services for Ava C. Pendergrass, 82 of Clarksburg, were Monday, April 4 at Clarksburg Church of Christ with ministers Jesse Pinckley and Ivie Powell officiating. Burial was in the Sellers Cemetery with Dilday Funeral Home of Huntingdon in charge. Mr. Pendergrass, a retired carpenter died Sunday morning at Carroll County General Hospital in Huntingdon after a long illness. He was a Clarksburg native and a member of Clarksburg Church of Christ, serving as a deacon for more than 20 years. He was a charter member of Clarksburg Runtan Club. Mr. Pendergrass was married in 1932 to the former Jessie Smith, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lottie Umstead of Columbia, Mrs. Ruthie Ozier of Florence, Alabama, and Mrs. Claudine Adams of Huntingdon; a sister, Mrs. Florence Brandon of Huntingdon; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
They had the following children:
448. Willie SMITH. Born in 1908 in Carroll County, Tennessee.
Willie married Fernando Addison WALL (245) , son of Fernando Addison WALL (1881-1962) & Ada Mae BRANDON (109) (1881-1947). Born on 16 Jul 1905. At the age of 64, Fernando Addison died in Memphis, Tennessee on 13 May 1970. Buried in May 1970 in Forrest Hill Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
They had one child:
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