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She was born in a little house near where Fannon Cemetery Ada Mae Huff died Friday, May 12, 2006 at the age of 90 Years 10 months and 4 days. She was born in 1915 in a little house near where Fannon Cemetery is today.
In 1935 Ada graduated from Ava High School and married Maynard Huff in Mtn. Home, Ark. To this union three children were born: Lora Smith, Lees Summit, Geraldine Gray, Ava, and Carl Huff and wife June, Lees Summit. She and Maynard owned and operated a dairy farm for many years, and after retirement moved back to the farm where she grew up. Since 1998 she has lived with grandchildren Danny, Melanie, Heath and Samantha Gray a short distance from where she was born and lived most of her life. She will also be greatly missed by grandchildren Brad Smith and Kitty of West Plains, Curtis Smith and Amy of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Dana and Brian Wiencek, Emily, Madison and Natalie of Lees Summit, and many other special nieces, nephews, and friends.
Ada Mae was preceded in death by her parents, PDA and Julina Ritter Davis, brothers Arvel and Fred Davis, and sister Mabel Johnson; and her husband, Maynard and grandson, Darren Huff.
Ada Mae, or “Granny” as she was affectionately called by many, was known for her homemade rolls and other baked goods, and her crocheted afghans, hangers and washcloths, all of which she loved to give to all her friends and family. Her sense of humor, loving nature and generous spirit will long be missed. Ada Mae was a member of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church and of the Rebekah Lodge of Ava.
Services were held on Tuesday May 16, at 3 p.m. in the Ava United Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg Dowler and Rev. Maxine Lund officiating. Burial followed in the Ava Cemetery. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to the American Cancer Society, Walnut Grove Baptist Church or Ava United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home of Ava.