Obituary – Addie “Roberta” Davis (1942 – 2019)

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Addie “Roberta” Davis of Boles, Arkansas passed from
this life on June 3, 2019 in Ft.Smith, AR. Roberta was born on January 3,1942
to her parents, the late Claud and the late Violet Ison.

Roberta met the love of her life,
Bennie Davis as a teenager. Bennie joined the Navy, and when he returned from
overseas, the young couple got married on May 22, 1959. They spent 57 years
together, enjoying each other’s company, whether they were 4-wheeling,
gardening, tending their many pets, or just sitting on the front porch, side-by-side.
Bennie preceded her in death in 2016, leaving a big hole in Roberta’s heart.
Roberta worked for several years as a waitress at the Midway Cafe, alongside
her mother Violet. She also worked at the Waldron Furniture Factory before
finding her niche at Waldron Public Schools in 1975. She worked at the school
for a total of 31 years, eventually retiring as Middle School Cafeteria Manager
in 2003. Roberta expressed her great love of her children and grandchildren
daily, so there was never a doubt that her family was loved. She was small in
stature, but fierce in her love, and that big ol’ smile of hers will never be
forgotten.

Roberta
leaves behind two loving sons: Russell Davis, and Rick Davis and wife Linda of
Needmore, Arkansas and grandchildren Trista Davis and husband Clay of Waldron,
Arkansas and Ryan Davis and Erica Davis of Needmore, Arkansas. She is also
survived by one great-grandson, Declan Davis of Waldron. Other survivors
include her brother Preston Ison and his wife Carrol of Greenwood, Arkansas,
and her sister Brenda Chapman of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, as well as numerous
nieces and nephews. Roberta will be missed by all that knew her and the many
whose lives she impacted.

Roberta’s
life celebration will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the
Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs and Rev. George
F. Crump, officiating. Interment will follow in the Buffalo Cemetery near
Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial
Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Roberta’s
pallbearers will be Ryan Davis, Clay Davis, James Lynn, Jeff Davis, Eric Redmon
and David Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Preston Ison, Brenda Chapman,
Trista Davis, Erica Davis and Eddie Atnip.

Roberta’s
visitation will be Wednesday, June 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. where her
family will receive friends at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Buffalo Cemetery Fund by visiting the local
Arvest Bank in Waldron, or by mail at c/o Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, Post
Office Box 358, Waldron, Arkansas 72958.

You
may leave words of remembrance for Roberta’s family by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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