- [S120] A Place Called Home: Our Story, David L. Popiel, Duay O'Neil, et. al., (2006, The Newport Plain Talk / Jones Media Inc.), email@example.com., 119.
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 23 Nov 2008.
Just Plain Talk - They are thankful to have lived so long
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 9 Dec 2008.
Eva Kilgore Smith surprised with 90th birthday celebration
When Eva Smith left home Sunday, she knew she was going to a surprise birthday party. Little did she know that she was the honoree.
Her family had told her the party was for Jerry McMillan, but when she arrived at the Parrottsville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, the more than 150 guests were there to celebrate the popular Parrottsville lady's 90th birthday, just a few days early. Her actual birthday is December 19.
Hosted by her children, Leon Smith of Parrottsville, Gail Smith Teague of Newport, and Hilda Smith Wheeler of Geneva, Florida, the gala event brought together five generations of the family of the late Charlie and Letha (Ottinger) Kilgore, Eva's parents.
Such celebrations aren't uncommon in the Kilgore family. Eva's father died in 1980 at age 86.
Her mother, Letha (Ottinger) Kilgore was 108 years old at the time of her death, the oldest living person in Cocke County at the time.
Sister Mary (Kilgore) Owenby is 90-plus, while the next sister Sible (Kilgore) France is closing in on 90 herself.
All prettied up in a stylish gray pantsuit with silver and black accessories, the birthday lady greeted both kinfolks and friends from near and far.
Well-known for her expert quilting with the Cocke County Senior Citizens Quilters, the honoree is the widow of the late Lancaster Smith.
In addition to the children at Sunday's party, she is also the mother of the late Norman Smith.
Special guests at the event included her four living siblings: Mary (Kilgore) Owenby, Sible (Kilgore) France, Irene (Kilgore) Woods, and Jimmy Kilgore.
She had three additional sisters, the late Louise (Kilgore) Franklin, the late Ellen (Kilgore) Overton, and the late Blanche (Kilgore) Moore.
- [S112] Census, 1920.
Name: Eva Kilgare
Residence: , Cocke, Tennessee
Estimated Birth Year: 1918
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Film Number: 1821733
Digital Folder Number: 4390325
Image Number: 00072
Sheet Number: 1
Household Gender Age
Parent Charles Kilgare M 25y
Parent Letha Kilgare F 24y
Ellen M Kilgare F 6y
Mary E Kilgare F 3y11m
Eva Kilgare F 2y1m
Mike Ottinger M 66y
Nelvina Ottinger F 60y
- [S113] Manes Funeral Home, (http://www.manesfuneralhome.com), 10 Jan 2011.
(December 19, 1918 - January 10, 2011)
Eva Kilgore Smith, age 92, of Parrottsville, passed away Monday, January 10, 2011 at Baptist Convalescent Center. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, James Lancaster Smith; son, Norman Smith; infant daughter, Iva Annette Smith; parents, Charlie and Letha Kilgore; sister, Louise Franklin, sisters and brothers-in-law Blanche and Joe D. Moore, Ellen and Joe Overton; and grandson, Paul B. Teague, Jr. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Paul Teague, Newport, Hilda and Anthony Wheeler, Spring Branch, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Leon and Bettye Smith, Parrottsville; daughter-in-law, Barbara Smith, Newport; sisters, Irene Wood, Knoxville, Mary Owenby, Dandridge, Sible France, Newport; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Thelma Kilgore of Greeneville; grandchildren, Barret Wheeler and wife Breanna, Lindsey Howell and husband Chad, Scott Smith, Lesa Holt and husband Mike, Brian Smith and Casey Smith; great grandchildren, Brittany Smith, Renee Smith, Mariah Holt and Emily Howell. Her years of employment include Roses and Ruble’s as sales clerk and Cocke County School Cafeteria’s at Northwest and Cocke County High School. A special day in her life was her 90th Birthday Party given by her family and friends. She had a special love for quilting and enjoyed gardening and outdoor activities. Her specialty was homemade fresh fried apple pies. Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, January 13, 2011 in Manes Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Chris Stanfield and Rev. Rick Spell officiating. Burial will be held 11:00 am, Friday, January 14, 2011 in Harned Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Thursday at Manes Funeral Home prior to the funeral service. On Friday after the graveside service all food donations will be accepted at the Parrottsville Fellowship Building at 11:00 am and the fellowship for the family and friends will be at 11:30 am. The family, ask that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Cocke County Senior Center “Quilting Bee”.
Manes Funeral Home in charge.