Funeral services will be held for Ameta Davis, 83, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Clinton, at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel.
She died Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Sundance Memory Care at Towne Lake in Cypress, Texas.
Davis was born March 10, 1936, to Hubert Ray and Ameta May (Ferguson) Noblitt in Arapaho. She was raised in the Vicksburg community and received her education at Arapaho. She graduated from Arapaho High School in 1954.
On May 30, 1954, she married Bob Davis. He worked for Atlantic Refining Company and the family lived in various locations in Oklahoma, west Texas and New Mexico. In 1960 they settled in Clinton, where they lived more than 53 years before moving in 2013 due to health issues.
Davis worked for Clinton Daily News for nine months, and then for the accounting office of Bill’s Bakery in Clinton. When that business closed in 1966, she went to work for the Western Plains Library System, where she retired in 2004 after 38 years.
Davis enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, crocheting, camping, traveling and sightseeing. She collected anything associated with lighthouses.
She and her husband were active members of Broadway Heights Missionary Baptist Church, where she was the church treasurer for 36 years. She also loved teaching children in Sunday school and Vacation Bible School.
Davis resided at Autumn Leaves of Cy-Fair in Houston, Texas, and at Sundance Memory Care at Towne Lake in Cypress, Texas. She fought a long, hard battle with Alzheimer’s until her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Henry Noblitt; and two sisters, Shirley Noblitt and Moeta Davis.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Sharon Gray and husband Carlin of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Linda Carroll and husband Philip of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Brad Carroll and wife Tara and their children, Bryson and Allison Carroll of Derby, Kan., Chad Carroll and wife Lacie of Montgomery, Texas, Krista Ennis and husband Michael of Broken Arrow, and Aaron Gray of Brook-land, Ark.
The service will be officiated by Carlin Gray and under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Clinton Cemetery.