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Vernona Davis

March 13, 1947 — March 5, 2014

Vernona Ellen Davis, 66, of Perry, Oklahoma was born on March 13, 1947 in Enid, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Alfred Raymond and Ruby Bell Swope Graves. Vernona passed away on March 5, 2014 at her residence in Perry, Oklahoma after a long battle with cancer. She attended elementary school and high school in Billings, Oklahoma, she then went on to attended Central State University and Enid Cosmetology School. Vernona met and married her best friend and sweetheart, Jimmy Allen Davis on June 4, 1966 at the Antelope Valley Church in Billings, Oklahoma. She spent many years volunteering for the childrens programs with DHS, the United Fund and Relay for Life. Vernona worked in the banking industry for over 30 years after retirement she decided to take a part time position at BrownDugger Funeral Home where she had the opportunity to continue helping others. She enjoyed reading, shopping with her daughter and granddaughters, attending all of her grandchildrens activities, helping others and feeding her family. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a wonderful friend to all that knew her. Vernona could bring a smile to anyones face just with her gentle words. She was a member of the Tip in Club, Quarterback Club and the Relay for Life Teams MeMe and The Mamas and the Papas. Vernona was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was active in the choir and could be found volunteering in the nursery, helping with bible school or cooking food. She was a member of the volunteer cooking staff each summer for the Falls Creek Church Camp. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Perry, Oklahoma. Rev. Bobby Lee will officiate and Brother Aaron Summers will assist. Interment will be in Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of BrownDugger Funeral Home, previous owners, Richard and Tammy Dugger. Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 2014 at BrownDugger Funeral Home in Perry, Oklahoma. Memorials can be made to the John Devine Hall Accessibility Fund in care of BrownDugger Funeral Home, 1010 N 7th, Perry, Oklahoma 73077. Vernona is survived by her husband, Jim of the home, one son, Jeffery Todd Davis and his wife, Lori of Perry, Oklahoma one daughter, Steffani Belle Davis Richards of Perry, Oklahoma six grandchildren, Aspyn Payge Davis Ward and her husband, Rusty of Perry, Oklahoma, Karstyn Kayde Davis of Calumet, Oklahoma, Mikenzi Belle Richards, Taylor McLarty, Cooper Davis Richards and Morgan McLarty all of Perry, Oklahoma one greatgrandchild, Keagan Ward of Perry, Oklahoma one brother, Jack Graves and his wife, Pat of Corona, California one sister, Patsy Chapman of Enid, Oklahoma. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Ruby Graves, fatherinlaw, F.T. Jack Davis grandson, Brendon McLarty brother, Ralph Graves brotherinlaw, Bill Chapman sisterinlaw, Jerri Graves Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at www.brownduggerfuneralhome.com.

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