Ser v ices for L aura Mar ie Davis, 87, of Davilla are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Davilla Baptist Church with Bro. David Cox and Bro. Billy Ray Crow officiating. Burial w ill follow at Davilla Cemetery.
Mrs. Davis died Saturday, July 16, at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 28, 1923, in the Blackjack community near Rockdale to Joseph Raymond Cummings and Rebecca Jane (Shepherd) Cummings.
As a young girl, she moved to the Davilla area where she resided until her passing.
Mrs. Davis was a member of the first graduating class of Sharp High School in 1941.
She married Lester “Peck” Davis on July 12, 1941.
Mrs. Dav is was an active member of Davilla Baptist Church and managed the Davilla Community Center.
She enjoyed growing flowers, piecing and hand quilting quilts, and playing canasta, dominoes and bingo. She loved spending time with and bragging about her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Carolyn Sue Mummey Ashworth; and a son, James Lester Davis; also, a grandchild, two great-grandchildren, two sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include two sons, Lucian Wayne of Davilla, Gregory Brooks and wife Trish of Troy; four daughters, Patricia Ann Cargill and husband J.D., Esther Marie Lovelace and husband Jim, Melanie Grace Davey and husband Bernard, all of Davilla, Cynthia Kaye Davis of Round Rock; and a sister, Grace Walker of Blanco; also, 22 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons Duane Mummey, Bo Davis, Kenneth Davis, Jamie Cargill, Jason Cargill, Justin Cargill, Brooks Davis and Chris Asbury.
Honorar y pallbearers w ill be Joseph Davey, Artie White, Jimmy Ford, David Walker, Kem Cummings, Rodney Cummings, John Willingham, Donnie Davis, Jim Davis, Stuart Wood and David Lee Cummings.
Memorials be made to the Davilla Community Center.