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 Tavia Jane <I>Richardson</I> Smith

Tavia Jane Richardson Smith

Birth
Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA
Death 30 Oct 1999 (aged 83)
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 33103885 · View Source
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Tavia Jane Smith was born in Auto, West Virginia. Her parents were Rhoda Holbrook Richardson and Ulysses Richardson. She and her family moved back and forth several times between West Virginia and Wilkes County, North Carolina. They would move to West Virginia when they needed money (her brothers would work in the coal mines), and when they had saved up a little money, they would go back to North Carolina.

Tavia was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing and quilting. She sewed most of the clothing for her children when they were growing up. When she was in her 60's she took a class on doll making. Her dolls were very pretty and actually looked professionally made. She liked to approach all of her sewing in a professional manner. She liked things to be done, and done well.

She was a member of Boyd's Chapel United Methodist Church in Leckie, West Virginia, where she was very active. She was also a member of the Easter Star.

Tavia was married to Ezra Smith on January 1, 1936. They were married for a total of 54 years, up until Ezra's death in 1990. They had four children (Carol, Brenda, Alfred, and Belva Kay), and eight grandchildren.

She died October 30, 1999 in Princeton, West Virginia. She was 83 years old. She is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Dianne
  • Added: 21 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33103885
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tavia Jane Richardson Smith (31 Aug 1916–30 Oct 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33103885, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Dianne (contributor 47059423) .