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Viva May Smothers (1909-1982)
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Born: 28 Oct 1909 Tennessee. 1
Married: Hershel Green Arnold (1908-1979) the son of Arthur Green Arnold (1874-1924) and Mary Lou (Mollie) Geurrin (1880-1956) on 27 Jan 1929 in Benton County Tennessee. 2
Died: 8 Jul 1982 Orange County Florida. 1
Buried: Highland Memorial Gardens Forest City, Seminole County, Florida.
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John Green Smothers
1853-15 Feb 1923
Irvin Register Smothers
23 Aug 1882-Apr 1967
Married: 16 Oct 1881
Harriet Ann Kirk
30 Sep 1863-19 Jun 1951
Viva May Smothers
28 Oct 1909-8 Jul 1982
Married: 24 Sep 1902
Thomas J. Kee
10 May 1844-15 Nov 1909
Nora V. Kee
Oct 1881-1935
Married: 2 Mar 1865
Elizabeth Allen
23 Jan 1847-10 Mar 1934

Spouse and Children

      Hershel Green Arnold

Brothers and Sisters

Mrs. Viva May Arnold, 72, 1009 East Wallace Ave., Orlando, died Thursday. Born in Benton County, Tenn., she moved to Orlando from there in 1955. She was a homemaker and a member of First Church of the Open Bible. Survivors: son, Hollis R., Ocoee; daughter, Mrs. Olene French, Orlando; brothers, Floyd Smothers, Fred Smothers, both of Apopka, Lee Smothers, Camden, Tenn.; sister, Mrs. Ava Baldwin, Candler, N.C.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Pine Castle Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Orlando.3


  1. Ancestry.com. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
  2. Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  3. The Orlando Sentinel, 10 Jul 1982, Sat, Other Editions,Page 22

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