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OBITUARY- METROPOLIS NEWS 1949
Funeral Services For Mrs. Retta Davis Held Friday At 2:00 P.M.
Funeral services for Mrs. Retta Davis 67, were held Friday at 2 P.M. from the Church of God with the Rev. E. H. Harding officiating.
Casket bearers were:W. J. Mescher, Fritz Mescher, Johnny Bowlin, Sherman Gillespie, Jack Husion and Robert Dollar.Flower bearers, were Mrs. Sherman Gillespie, Mrs. Verba Hogan, Mrs. May Walter, Mrs. Smother, Mrs. Leon Speckman, Mrs. Walter Fix, Mrs. Long and Mrs. John Horntrop.
Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Retta Reynolds daughter of Ned and Martha Reynolds, was born January 15, 1882, in Pope County, Illinois and died November 16, 1949 at her home in Metropolis, being 67 years, 10 months and one day.
She was married May 2, 1901 to Ed Davis.To this union ten children were born.Three of them preceded her in death.Left to mourn her passing is her husband, Ed Davis, and seven children:Mrs. May Maness of St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. Faye McBride of Metropolis; Paul Davis of New Columbia, Illinois; Carl Davis of Metropolis; Mrs. Hazel Casper of Aurora, Illinois; Mrs. Mable McNichols of Harrisburg, Illinois and Robert Davis of McNoel, Illinois.
Seventeen grandchildren:Gene, raised from childhood by Mrs. Davis, Lloyd and Charles Maness, Mrs. Evetta Rushing, Mrs. Wanda Windhorst, John McBride, John and Gilbert Casper, Lavelle Davis, Mrs. Evelyn Leek, Rheitta and Jackie McNichols, Ronnie, DonnaFaye, Phyllis, Dickie and Roberta Davis.
Four great-grandchildren:Davie, Joe, James Edward and Larry Rae Maness; and Carolyn Faye Windhorst, who passed away a few days ago.
Three sons-in-laws, and three daughters-in-law. She also leaves 2 sisters; Mrs. Cora Wells and Mrs. Minnie McCurdy both of Metropolis; three brothers, and one sister preceded her in death.
Mrs. Davis joined the Baptist Church and was baptized in 1913 at Charleston, Missouri.She was a kind loving wife and mother and will be missed by all who knew her.