Mother of the Year: A Tribute to Mrs. Verleon H.S. Grant, Age 98

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NASHVILLE, TN — Verleon Hunt Smithson was born at midnight on May 1, 1921 in Nashville, Tennessee, a mere eight years before the stock market crash. Her parents, the late John L. Smithson, Sr. and Lou Ora Berry-Smithson also had nine other children. Verleon Hunt Smithson Grant Verleon Hunt Smithson graduated from Pearl High School in 1939.  She was a member of the Pearl High Alumni 1937-1939 Committee and for many years she helped coordinate annual dinners for the group which awarded college scholarships to deserving students. Verleon Hunt Smithson married Roscoe Conklin Grant, Sr., an author...

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