Velma Hazel Davidson Velma Hazel Davidson, Arkansas City resident and formerly of Newkirk, died Jan. 30, 2002 in South Central Regional Medical Center, Arkansas City. She was 84. The daughter of Richard Lamson and Cholie Alice (Harper) Landers, she was born Feb. 6, 1917 in Buckland, KS. When she was 12 years of age she moved to the Newkirk area and lived on a farm with her grandparents, Albany and Anna Mae Harper. She received her education at Canadian Rural School. After finishing school she worked for Mrs. Hyaitt in Newkirk. On Nov. 27, 1933, she and Forrest Pappan were married in Winfield. They established their first home in Newkirk. Throughout their marriage they lived at various times in Las Alamos, CO, Arkansas City and Newkirk. She was employed at Rodeo Meat Packing Plant from 1947 until 1961. Velma and Daniel E. Davidson were married June 14, 1948, in Arkansas City. They made their home in Arkansas City where they lived for 37 years. They moved to Newkirk in 1987 where they lived until March 30, 2001, when they returned to Arkansas City where they have since resided. She was a member of Calvary Temple and was active in the jail ministry. She enjoyed singing, crocheting, ceramics and taking care of children. She is survived by her husband Daniel; two sons, Jimmy Clayton Pappan of Newkirk and Jerry Deamer Pappan and his wife Frankie of Arkansas City; one brother, Ralph Landers and his wife Emma of Newkirk; one sister, Jessie Lewman of Newkirk; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Three sons, Calvin, Kenneth and Otis Pappan; her parents; four brothers, Ernest, Everett, Eli and Albert Landers; two sisters, Edna Mae Hill and Lorettia Rollins; and one granddaughter, Lorie Pappan precede her in death. The funeral was held at Feb. 4, in MillerStahl Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Pernina Weatherman, minister of the Assembly of God, officiating. Burial followed in the Newkirk Cemetery under the direction of Miller-Stahl Funeral Service. A memorial fund has been established with the Assembly of God Church. Contributions may be made in Davidson's memory through the Eastman National Bank, Box 468, Newkirk 74647-0468.