Alva Davis

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

DONGOLA, Ill. -- Alva Marie Davis, 85, of Rockport, Ind., died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the home of a daughter in Rockport.

She was born Oct. 27, 1918, at Perks, Ill., daughter of Herman and Virgie Miller Sowers. She was formerly of Dongola, Ill.

Davis was retired from Florsheim Shoe Co.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Perdue of Rockport, Corolyn Davis of Cobden, Ill.; three sons, Bruce Davis of Birmingham, Ala., Gary Davis of Sandwich, Ill., David Davis of Chester, Ill.; a sister, Naomi Absher of Cape Girardeau; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister.

Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill., from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Clifton Lingle and Jim Hardaway officiating. Burial will be in Big Creek Cemetery near Anna.