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  • LaVerne Davis


LaVerne Davis, of Pittsburg, Texas was born Jan. 25, 1934, in Dallas, Texas to Herbert and Inez Downing Riley and died on Jan. 16, 2019 in Tyler, Texas.

She is a member of St. William Laud Episcopal Church, was executive assistant to Bo Pilgrim, member of the Pittsburg Rotary Club, a former Girl Scout leader, former board member of the Camp County American Cancer Society, and church secretary.

She is survived by her daughters, Paula Davis of Little Elm, Melinda Jones and husband Joe Jones of Pittsburg, and Cindy Dumas and husband Vince Dumas of Flower Mound; grandchildren, Kelly Heide and husband Wes Heide, Holly Chapa, Alec Dumas, Drew Dumas and wife Frances Gordon, and Chandler Dumas; great-grandchildren, Carson McNutt, Ray McNutt, Julia Chapa, Anna Heide, Ella Heide and Jackson Heide; brother, Frank Riley and wife Jerry Riley of Dallas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Inez Riley, husband, Glynn Davis, and brother, Horace Riley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. at St. William Laud Episcopal Church in Pittsburg. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg with Rev. Terry Matthews officiating. Pallbearers were Drew Dumas, Alec Dumas, Chandler Dumas, Wes Heide, Joe Jones, and Vince Dumas. The family received friends Monday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. William Laud Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1057 Pittsburg, Texas 75686.

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