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Mavis M (Brown) Smith 1897 MS – 1928 MS

Mavis M (Brown) Smith 1897 MS – 1928 MS

Mavis Marie (Brown) Smith was born 18 August 1897. She grew up in Mississippi with her parents and siblings. She married Denny Herbert Smith, son of Elvin Dennie Smith and Nancy Cordelia Smith. In 1920 they lived in Simmonsville, Pike County, Mississippi. Denny was a farmer. Nathalee was two years old.[i]Denny and Mavis went on to have two more children: Fay Seward Smith and Wilma Lucille Smith.

Mavis died 28 June 1928.

Denny married again, to Mary Thelma (Ellzey) Brown. Mary had children with previous husbands. In 1940 Denny was in Pike County with Mary and his children, Nathalee Smith, Fay S. Smith, Wilmer L. Smith, and his stepchildren, Rayleen Brown, F. Strobel Cawley and M. Jacqueline Cawley.[ii]

Denny died 18 March 1966.

Tylertown. Funeral services for Denny Herbert Smith, 74, farmer of the Silver Creek Community were conducted Saturday afternoon from the Silver Creek Baptist Church where he was a member. Mr. Smith, a native and life-long resident of Pike County, died Friday at a Denham Springs, La. Hospital after along illness. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nathalee Comeaux, Denahm Springs, La., and Mrs. Wilma Bushler, Baton Rouge, La.; one son, Fay S. Smith, Osyka; two sisters, Mrs. H. A. Brown, Osyka, and Mrs. Maude Brock, Baton Rouge, and seven grandchildren.[iii]

[i]1920 US Census, MS, Pike ; Vol. 48, ED 99, Sheet 7 (National Archives, Pittsfield: MA) Herbert and Mavis Smith.

[ii]1940 US Census, MS, Pike; digital image, Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed Feb. 2018) D Herbert Smith.

[iii]Pike Native, D. H. Smith, Dies at age 74 (McComb, MS: Enterprise-Journal, 21 Mar 1966) 7; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed Feb 2018.

1 Mavis Marie Brown b: 18 August 1897 in MS, d: 28 June 1928 in MS
…… + Denny Herbert Smith b 3 March 1892 Walthall, MS, d: 18 March 1966 MS
…………2 Nathalee Smith b: 19 October 1917 in MS, d: 27 April 2005 in MS
………… + Jerry S Comeaux b 15 July 1920, m: 26 Dec 1941, d 8 March 1989 MS
…………2 Fay Seward Smith b: 06 Dec 1921 in Pike, MS
………… + Patricia Ann Brock b: 15 July 1932 Walthall, MS, m: 8 June 1949 Progress, Pike, MS, d: 31 Aug 2010 Mc Comb, Pike, MS
………………3 Patricia Gail Smith
……………… + Don Hall
………………3 Michael Denny Smith
……………… + Carla Lynn Graves
……………………4 Tara Smith b 2 June 1979  Pike, MS, d: 15 Nov 2006 MS
…………………… + Will Leonard
…………………………5 Samara Lynn Leonard
……………………4 Dustin Michael Smith
………………3 Kim Lee Smith
…………2 Wilma Lucille Smith b: 17 Feb 1924 Pike, MS, d: 24 Oct 2003 MS
………… + Henry E. Buhler
………………3 William Buhler
………………3 Lorraine Buhler b: 15 May 1949  LA, d: 27 March 2005
………………3 Cordelia Buhler
……………… + Loy Elkins
………………3 Brenda Buhler
……………… + Ronnie Smith

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