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Many thanks to Jean Murchison for a family tree sent in 1998 that detailed the line of her husband, a descendent of TG Avery. The photocopy of the photograph of the William A.G. Avery family comes from Jean as well.

Lena Mae Avery Mullins

12-11-1917 to 7-13-2000



1902-Eunice Ellen Avery

1903-Thomas Wilbur Avery

1905-Paul Constance Avery

1911-Minnie Rebekah Avery

1913-Carroll Rosamond Avery

1915-Nell Frances Avery

1917-Lena Mae Avery


Note that Lena Mae's brother Paul had a niece (not sure if by marriage) named Anne Green who married Julian Mullins, son of Mr & Mrs WG Mullins of Memphis. Info on Paul Avery's page.



William Ernest Mullins Jr.




  Martha Avery "Molly"





Tom Avery


Minnie Viola Hawkins

spouse's parents:

maternal grandparents:


paternal grandparents:

William A.G. Avery & Sarah Rosamon

 maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:

1865-Charles Avery; c.1868-Sam Avery; 1870-Laura Avery Warmath; Lydia; Jessie; 1876-Ida Tennessee Avery (Hardison); after 1880-Joe Avery


maternal great-grandparents:

John D. Rosamon and Elizabeth Hefley


paternal great-grandparents:

BGHB Avery and Charity Brooks


1920 census, Lauderdale County, Gates:

Tom G. Avery, age 40, miller--flour mill.

Wife Minnie V., age 37 (now born in TN of parents born in TN).

Daughter Eunice E, age 18.

Son Wilbur, age 16.

Son Paul C, age 14.

Daughter Rebecca M., age 8.

Son Carroll R, age 6.

Daughter Nell, age 4 years 8 months.

Daughter Lena M, age 2 years 2 months.

5-31-1925 death of her mother, Minnie Viola Avery. Buried in Gates Cemetery.

7-23-1926 Lauderdale Enterprise: Gates: Mr. T.G. Avery and children, Carroll and Lena Mai, spent Sunday in Jackson with his daughter, Mrs. W.E. Perry. They were accompanied home by little Nell Avery who had been visiting her sister for several weeks.


1930 census, Lauderdale County, Halls:

Thomas G. Avery, age 52, married at 19, proprietor--flour mill, owns rather than rents, values his home at $4000, has a radio.

Wife Velma, age 41, first married at 25, born in TN of a father born in AL and a mother from TN, teacher--public school.

Daughter Rebecah, age 18

Son Carroll, age 16.

Daughter Nell, age 14.

Daughter Lena Mai, age 12.

Sister-in-law Erline Lighthart? Lighthost? maybe even Lightfoot? age 22, married at 22, born in TN of parents born in TN, teacher--public school (I guess Velma's sister under her married name, though their parents' origins should list the same as Velma's and do not).


Obituary, Greenville News (surnames of the living omitted to protect their privacy)

Lena Avery Mullins, 82, of 75 Briarview Circle, died Thursday, July 13, 2000.

        Born in Gates, Tenn.. she lived most of her life in South Florida and taught school before retiring and moving back to Greenville. She is survived by a daughter, Molly M. ***; and a granddaughter, Katherine A. *** of Greenville. She was predeceased by her parents, THomas G. and Minie Viola Avery of Hall, Tenn; her stepmother, Velma M. Avery; brothers Thomas Carroll and Paul Avery; and sisters Eunice Perry, Rebecca McDearman and Nell Murchison.

        The Avery family was known for its family concerts.

        She will be buried in the family plot in Gates, Tenn., and a memorial service for the family will be held in West Tennessee at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Church Episcopal School, 245 Cavalier Drive, Greenville, SC 29607.