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Fourth Generation (Continued)

Family of Mary Hannah SEGRAVES (6) & James Denton SMITH

18. Leona SMITH. Born on 9 Nov 1878. At the age of 32, Leona died in 1911. Buried in 1911 in Walnut Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

In 1901 when Leona was 22, she married Walter DEPRIEST, son of John DEPRIEST & Callie VAUGHN, in Gibson County, Tennessee. Born in 1878. At the age of 47, Walter died on 29 Jul 1925. Buried in Jul 1925 in Walnut Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Oris. Born in 1904. At the age of 58, Oris died in 1962. Buried in 1962 in Walnut Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

Oris married William SUMLER. Born in 1890. At the age of 68, William died in 1958. Buried in 1958 in Walnut Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

83 ii. Opal (1908-1990)
iii. Bessie Mae.


19. William Moses SMITH. Born on 18 Apr 1882 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 88, William Moses died in Gibson County, Tennessee on 29 Mar 1971. Buried in Mar 1971 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

William Moses married Cleavie DEPRIEST, daughter of John DEPRIEST & Callie VAUGHN. Born on 7 Mar 1884 in Gibson County, Tennessee. At the age of 83, Cleavie died in Gibson County, Tennessee on 7 Jan 1968. Buried in Jan 1968 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Emerson Gradle.

ii. Arthur Gray. Born on 23 May 1906. At the age of 77, Arthur Gray died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee on 16 Mar 1984. Buried in Mar 1984 in Double Springs Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee. Cause of death: Heart attack.

Arthur Gray married Lena Mae WILKINS.

84 iii. William Walter (1908-1987)
85 iv. Raymond
86 v. Harley E. (1912-2003)
87 vi. Almond
88 vii. Dorothy D. (1918-)
89 viii. J.H.
90 ix. L.C.
91 x. Leslie

20. Ether SMITH. Born on 6 Dec 1886. At the age of 87, Ether died in Sarasota, Florida aft 1974.

Ether married Bessie BLANKENSHIP.

They had the following children:
i. Roy.

ii. Robert.


21. Mae SMITH. Born on 2 Dec 1888. At the age of 85, Mae died in St. Petersburg, Florida aft 1974.

Mae first married Columbus SPELLINGS.

They had the following children:
i. Robbie.

ii. Ruth.

iii. Leonard.


Mae second married ? WOOD.

Mae third married ? BRODY.

22. Arris Ester SMITH. Born on 20 Dec 1891. At the age of 82, Arris Ester died in Gibson County, Tennessee on 20 Jul 1974. Buried in Jul 1974 in Walnut Grove Methodist Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

In 1916 when Arris Ester was 24, he first married Willie R. Stella POWELL, in Gibson County, Tennessee. Born on 1 Jul 1887 in Gibson County, Tennessee. At the age of 73, Willie R. Stella died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee on 24 Jan 1961. Buried in Jan 1961 in Walnut Grove Methodist Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

They had one child:
i. Doris. Born on 1 Sep 1923 in Gibson County, Tennessee. At the age of 54, Doris died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee on 17 Aug 1978. Buried in Aug 1978 in Oakwood Cemetery, Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee.

Doris married Ray BELL.


In 1963 when Arris Ester was 71, he second married Aggie B. YOUNG. Born on 9 Apr 1898. At the age of 90, Aggie B. died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee on 29 Jan 1989. Buried in Jan 1989 in Shiloh General Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

23. Lessie Gray SMITH. Born on 17 Apr 1894. At the age of 99, Lessie Gray died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky on 9 Dec 1993. Buried in Dec 1993 in Oakwood Cemetery, Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee.

Lessie Gray married Ozzie Hilliard DOZIER. Born on 16 Jul 1891 in Gibson County, Tennessee. At the age of 64, Ozzie Hilliard died in Madison County, Tennessee on 29 May 1956. Buried in May 1956 in Oakwood Cemetery, Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Louise. Born on 11 Jul 1919. At the age of 1, Louise died on 16 Jul 1920.

92 ii. Virginia Ruth (1920-1977)
93 iii. Murray Glynn (1922-1987)
94 iv. Ava Lee (1927-1971)

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