Avo Hennessee

Female 1924 - 2008  (84 years)


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  • Name Avo Hennessee 
    Born 9 Jun 1924  Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Religion Baptist  [2
    Died 31 Jul 2008  River Park Hospital, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Gardens of Memory Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1026  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2014 

    Father Asa C(layborn) Hennessee,   b. 2 Nov 1898, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1988, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Lillie Hillis,   b. 19 Jul 1896, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1978, (Van Buren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 23 May 1914  Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1940  Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dewey Pelham 
    Married 10 Aug 1946  (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Jackie Pelham
     2. Melissa Carol Pelham
     3. Rose Mary Pelham
     4. Becky Pelham
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Artis Lee Billings,   b. 21 Nov 1927, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1984, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Jeffrey Billings,   b. Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jun 1924 - Van Buren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Aug 1946 - (Van Buren County) Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Jul 2008 - River Park Hospital, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gardens of Memory Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - (Van Buren County) Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • McMinnville resident and Van Buren County, TN native Avo Hennessee Pelham Billings, age 84, was born June 9, 1924 and died July 31, 2008 at River Park Hospital following an extended illness. A homemaker and of the Baptist faith, she was the daughter of the late A.C. and Lillie Hillis Hennessee. She was married to Artis L. Billings who preceded her in death.

      In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by four children and their spouses, Melissa Carol and Jerry Green of Rock Island, TN and Jackie and Brenda Pelham, Rose Mary and Kenny Duncan and Becky and Carl Green all of McMinnville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hassie Wright of Doyle, TN and LouEva McBride and Agnes Wilson both of McMinnville; brother, Clifford Hennessee of Sparta, TN and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2008 in High's Chapel. Burial followed in the Gardens of Memory [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1006] Barbara Hennessee Stiles, Family Group Records, Research & Abstractions,.

    2. [S50356] http://www.highfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1705689&fh_id=11416.

    3. [S1178] "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4HX-21F : accessed.

    4. [S31561] "Van Buren County Marriage Records - Book I thru Book V: May 21, 1840 to, p. 41 (Reliability: 3).