Ava Clark Smothers (April 17, 1923 - January 22, 2015)
Mrs. Ava Clark Smothers, 91, of Huntingdon, Tennessee
passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at her home.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 24,
2015 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Dilday – Carter Funeral
Home. Interment will follow in the Butler Cemetery. Brother
Fred Ward and Brother George Hill will officiate the
Mrs. Smothers was born April 17, 1923, in Buena Vista,
Tennessee, to the late Garvin Clark and Lonie Brown Clark.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a retired
case worker for the Dept. of Human Services. She served as
the First Baptist Church Nursery Director for 40 years,
served on the Women's Missionary Union and the Huntingdon
Woman's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Lloyd Smothers, who passed away December 2009 and a sister,
She is survived by a son, Clark Smothers, of Kalamazoo,
Michigan, a granddaughter, Lydia Smothers, and a sister,
Lota (Philip) Park, of Bruceton, Tennessee. She also leaves
21 nieces and nephews and her caregivers, Auga Floyd,
Vonelle Fowler, Jennifer Hampton, Margie Blasingame, Doris
Rutter and Kayla Allen.
Pallbearers who served were John Carter Park, James Park,
Cliff Kelley, Keith Smothers, Stanley Scates and Lucas
Taylor. Honorary pallbearers who served were Dale Kelley,
Harry Easley, Walton West, Henry Simpson and Arville Wilks.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 AM till
time of services at Dilday – Carter Funeral Home.1