June 23, 2014

Orville Rhoads Davis

Orville Rhoads Davis, 84, of Lufkin, Texas, and formerly of Chatsworth, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, in a Lufkin hospital.

Mr. Davis was born March 3, 1930, in Miami, Fla., to Nettie Elizabeth (Bishop) and John Neely Davis.

He retired from the Georgia Department of Labor as a safety engineer. He was of the Assembly of God faith.

Survivors include his companion, Mary Nell Calfee of Lufkin, Texas; her children, Jill Navarro and husband Armando of Lufkin, Texas, and Gloria Freeman of Chatsworth; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his children, Elaine Davis Watt and husband Kelby of Ocala, Fla., and Orville R. Davis III of New York; grandchildren, Kayla Davis Onufer, Cynthia Davis Satterwhite, Jason Dakota Davis and Meredith Sabra Davis; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Shirley Davis Longobardo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Neely Davis.

Funeral services for Mr. Davis will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Carroway Funeral Home in Lufkin, Texas, with the Rev. David Hunt and the Rev. Jesse Hart officiating.

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, Texas, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

This announcement is a courtesy of Peeples Funeral Home of Chatsworth and Julian Peeples Funeral Home of Dalton.

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