Betty Davis, 73, of McDonald, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital. She was a member of Way of the Cross Baptist Church.
She was a graduate of Bradley Central High School Class of 1957. She retired from Bradley Memorial Hospital after 38 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Davis; parents, Walter Lee McGill and Emma Mae Parks McGill; two brothers: Ralph McGill and Bobby Joe McGill.
She is survived by her three children: Johnny E. Howard of McDonald, Richard D. Howard and wife, Teresa of Cleveland and Patricia L. Rodgers and husband, Jeffrey D. of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.; four grandchildren: Andrew J. Howard, Amy N. Mullins, Briana M. May and Keshia L. Young; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings: Walter McGill of McDonald, Mary Parker of Cleveland, Lorene Swafford of McDonald, Dorothy Williamson of Birchwood, Della Rodie and Wanda Hall both of Cleveland; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Lee Cemetery with Pastor Johnny Nix officiating. Pallbearers will be Gary McGill, Travis Hall, Matt Mullins, A.J. Howard, Ben Madding and Jordan Dalton. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
Her family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 30, 2012, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Davis family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.