Juanita Davis Obituary

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In Memory of

Juanita Davis

May 3, 1937 - May 9, 2014
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Juanita Davis, 77, of Deport, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 12 th , at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Wade White and Duane Hamil officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.  Juanita, the daughter of Oscar and Mamie Rhodes, was born May 3, 1937, in Deport. She attended Deport schools, Paris Junior College and The University of Texas at Arlington. She was retired from teaching at Deport Elementary School.  On December 22, 1956, she married James A. “Sonny” Davis, building fifty-seven years of family and...


Juanita Davis, 77, of Deport, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 12th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Wade White and Duane Hamil officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.  Juanita, the daughter of Oscar and Mamie Rhodes, was born May 3, 1937, in Deport. She attended Deport schools, Paris Junior College and The University of Texas at Arlington. She was retired from teaching at Deport Elementary School.  On December 22, 1956, she married James A. “Sonny” Davis, building fifty-seven years of family and memories. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; James Rhodes, Ray Rhodes, Dwayne Rhodes, her twin brother, Juan Rhodes, and sisters; Fay Neal, Mary Norman and Ann Roberts.  Survivors include her husband, J. A. “Sonny” Davis of Deport, two sons; Jay Davis & wife Tina of McKinney and Dickie Davis and wife Lesley of Brookston, grandchildren, Brandon Davis & wife Tanya, Christopher and wife Katie and Candice, great grandchildren, Megan, Madelyn and Molly with a grandson, Ben, due in the next few weeks, sisters-in-law, Virginia Rhodes of Deport, Susan Davis, Dottie Bryant and brother-in-law, David Davis of Shreveport and a plethora of friends, many of  whom were her former students.  Sonny and Juanita enjoyed many years of travel with street rod friends of the Northeast Texas Travelers. She loved bluegrass and gospel music festivals. She and Sonny attended the Cowboy Church.  Juanita served many years on the board of the Highland Cemetery Association. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Highland Cemetery Association, c/o Susan Gossett, P. O. Box 334, Deport, Texas  75435.  In honor of her love of reading and Texas history, donations may be also made to the Deport Elementary School Library or the Paris Public Library.



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"My condolences to your family. Mrs. Davis is one of the reasons that I became a history teacher. I greatly appreciate her and know that Deport has sent..." K A (Converse, TX)

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