NORMAN — Fayetta Bell Davis was born to Samuel and Florence (Shaffer) Branum on June 12, 1916, in Chattanooga. She departed this life Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Grace Living Center in Norman at the age of 97 years.
Mrs. Davis attended school in Blackwell and graduated with the class of 1935. On Aug. 12, 1938, she and Mr. Johnny Davis were united in marriage in Sulphur. They were married for 66 years before Mr. Davis preceded her in death in 2001.
Mrs. Davis was employed for many years in the Velma Alma School District in food service. She was an active member of the Velma Baptist Church. She sang in the choir, helped with Falls Creek and even helped paint the church one year. The family remembers her being their Christian leader her entire life. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed every moment she could spending time with each and every one of them.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Johnny; three brothers; and one sister.
Those who survive her include two sons, Darrell Davis of Venice, Fla., and Randy Davis and his wife Debbie of Duncan; one daughter, Lana Carey and her husband Larry of Norman; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 5111, Norman, OK 73070.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today at the Noble First Baptist Church. Interment will be 2:30 p.m. today at Duncan Cemetery in Duncan.
Arrangements are by McMahans Funeral Home.
Norman Transcript, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013