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Loa Davis, 87, Ava, passed away Friday, June 3, in her home. She was born Nov. 16, 1917, in Stillwater, Okla., the daughter of George Albert and Cora (Davis) Hamilton.
On June 6, 1936, she was united in marriage to Cecil O. Davis in Ava. This union was blessed with two sons.
Loa was a lifelong resident of the Ava area where she enjoyed her family, gardening, crafts and especially enjoyed doll collecting. She was a loving and wonderful mother, grandmother, and a devoted and caring wife. Loa was a genuine first-class lady with a nurturing personality and loving spirit. She embraced the Southern Baptist faith and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Ava for over 60 years. She depended on her faith for her spiritual and social life, always demonstrating her love for Christ with compassion and encouragement.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son, Don, six brothers and one sister.
Loa is survived by one son, Dale Davis, and wife, Genie, daughter-in-law, Judy Kent, six grandchildren, Greg Davis and wife, Kim, Jeff Davis and wife, Gwen, Scott Davis and wife, Kim, all of Ava; David Davis and wife, Cynthia, of Olathe, Kans., Kathy Scott and husband, Steve, of Knob Noster, Melissa Monahan and husband, Jerry, of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven great-grandsons; six great-granddaughters; and two great-great-granddaughters; one sister, Lucille Eaton and husband, Gene, of Pryor, Okla.; other caring relatives, several very special friends, and numerous loving friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 6, at First Southern Baptist Church, Ava, under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home with the Revs. Tom Maples, Oren Alcorn, and Bob Burke officiating. Burial followed in the Ava Cemetery.