DAVIN, W.Va. — Edna Wallace Davis, 95, of Davin, went to sleep in the Lord Saturday, August 4, 2012, at Trinity Healthcare at Logan.
Born November 15, 1916, at Genoa in Wayne County, she was a daughter of the late Shelton and Lona Workman Wallace. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Anderson Davis; one sister, Opal Graham, and four brothers, Curtis Wallace, Clarence Wallace, Cecil Wallace and Bernard Wallace.
Edna was a retired school cook, formerly employed by Logan County Schools at Braeholm and Buffalo Grade School for 20 years. Until she moved to Huntington to care for her elderly parents in 1975, Edna was a member of the Kistler Freewill Baptist Church. After the passing of her parents, she became the matriarch of the family. Edna loved to garden vegetables and can in the summertime. A pioneer woman who overcame many obstacles in her life, widowed at the age of 51 and a survivor of the Buffalo Creek disaster in 1972, Edna still maintained her joy and faith. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.
Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Oscar (Patty) Davis of Edmond, Okla., and Orval Lee (Jennifer) Davis of Davin; four grandchildren, Shelly (Jeff) Reading of Edmond, Tim Davis of Lafayette, La., Steven (Lynn) Davis of Robinette and Nicole (Kevin) Gwinn of Shady Spring; and six great-grandchildren, Whitney (David) Dickinson of Tulsa, Okla., Brett (Tyler) Jennings of Houston, Texas, Andrew Davis of Edmond, Caleb Davis of Robinette, and Abigail and Meredith Gwinn of Shady Spring; one brother, James (Ellen) Wallace of Alexandria, Va.; sister-in-law, Patty Wallace of Barboursville; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, at the Claypool United Methodist Church at Davin with Rev. Bryan C. Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Pallbearers will be friends and family.
Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home of Man is in charge of the arrangements.