Ola Mae Davis, 80, of Senath, Mo., died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.
Born March 21, 1927, in Parsons, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late G.H. and Quincy Taylor Spellings.
Before graduating from Decaturville, Tenn. High School with the class of 1946, Ola was offered a contract to play basketball for the All American Redheads. However, she chose to become a housewife and married William Gene "W.G." Davis on April 15, 1946 in Paragould, Ark., who preceded her in death on March 19, 2001. She was also preceded in death by one brother, James Spellings and three sisters, Jo Ann Spellings, Mary Smith and Martha Thompson.
Survivors include two daughters, Lilah Sides and husband, Buddy, of Kennett and Susie Hentges and husband, Bernard, of Senath; one brother, George E. Spellings, of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; three sisters, Louise Davis, of Senath, Grace Quinn, of Paris, Tenn., and Ruth Yachovelli, of Decaturville; four grandchildren, Bill Harris and wife, Terri, Matt Harris and wife, Nikki, Clint Harris and wife, Jenny and Keshia Fortner and husband, John; three sisters-in-law, Peggy Davis, Wilda Dohrman, and Reba Spellings; one brother-in-law, Brown Thompson; eight great-grandchildren and other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., today, Wednesday, march 19, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath with the Rev. Russell Quinn officiating, assisted by James Winkle.
Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bill, Matt and Clint Harris, John Fortner, Steve Davis, Tim Davis and Brad Branum.