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From: "Harold Blevins" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Minnie Orre Jennings Smith
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 14:53:16 -0500
I corresponded with Orre back in 1985 while I was working on
my Jennings ancestry. Her grandfather and my g-grandfather
were brothers. Below is a bit more on her family for those
1. WILLIAM OBED JENNINGS (CHARLES LUTHER STILWELL, ELIAS STILWELL, JOHN
NELSON, JOHN, JAMES A.)
was born 1 October 1886 in Sage, Izard County, AR, and died 5 April 1962 in
Monett, MO (IOOF Cemetary).
He married ANNA BELLE SEARS 3 April 1910. She was born 29 September 1890,
and died 1984.
Notes for WILLIAM OBED JENNINGS:
This information from Orre Jennings
Smith, 1407 4th Street, Monett MO,
in a letter dated 22 August 1985
Children of WILLIAM JENNINGS and ANNA SEARS are:
i. MINNIE ORRE JENNINGS, b. 24 February 1911; d. 9
December 2001, buried Fulton County AR (Wild Cherry Cemetery).
ii. CHARLES WILLIAM OLEN JENNINGS, b. 21 May 1914.
iii. EMILY JESSAMINE JENNINGS, b. 2 April 1930.
Generation No. 2
2. MINNIE ORRE JENNINGS (WILLIAM OBED, CHARLES LUTHER STILWELL, ELIAS
STILWELL, JOHN NELSON, JOHN, JAMES A.
) was born 24 February 1911, and died 9 December 2001 ,buried Fulton County
AR (Wild Cherry Cemetery).
She married THEODORE (TED) R. SMITH December 1930. He was born 11 July
1904, and died 13 April 1985 ,
buried Fulton County AR (Wild Cherry Cemetery).
Children of MINNIE JENNINGS and THEODORE SMITH are:
i. BETTY ZANE SMITH, b. 28 October 1933.
ii. BILLIE WAYNE SMITH, b. 20 March 1936.
iii. ANNA LEE LORENE SMITH, b. 26 December 1938.
iv. JOVITA GAY SMITH, b. 24 July 1949; m. DENNIS MARTIN;
b. 7 January 1948; d. 26 March 1970.
v. DIANE SMITH, b. 15 August 1952; d. 1970.
vi. MICHAEL SMITH, b. 3 March 1955; d. 1960.
> Born 2-24-1911 - Died 12-9-2001
> Orre M. Smith, 90, of Cassville, Mo.,
> formerly of Monett, died Dec.
> 9, 2001, at Barry County Care Center in
> Cassville. Born Feb. 24,
> 1911, in Bexar, Ark., she was the daughter
> of William Obed Jennings
> and Annabelle Sears Jennings. She married
> Ted Smith Dec. 25, 1930,
> in Fulton County. She was a homemaker and
> attended the Methodist
> church. Survivors include her daughters -
> Anna McIntire of
> Cassville, Betty Zane Smith of Raytown,
> Mo., Billie Wayne Welch of
> Salem, Ark., and Jovita Gay Francis of
> Kansas City, Mo.; a sister,
> Jessamine Jennings of Purdy, Mo.; five
> grandchildren; eight
> great-grandchildren; and two great-great-
> grandchildren. She was
> preceded in death by her parents; her
> husband on April 13, 1985; two
> grandchildren - Michael Smith and Diane
> Smith; and a brother, Olen
> Jennings. The funeral was Dec. 12 at Cox
> Blevins Chapel with Jim
> Schrivner officiating. Burial followed in
> Wild Cherry Cemetery.
> Arrangements were under the direction of
> Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.
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