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Wanda Mae Collins Davis

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Wanda Mae Collins Davis was born the daughter of Joe Davis Collins and Ida M. England Collins on Nov. 22, 1936, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and departed this life on Oct. 5, 2011, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 74 years.

She was united in marriage June 27, 1953, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to William Fred Davis, who preceded her in death Nov. 1, 2000.

She is survived by three children, Freddie Thompson and husband, Tab of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Rick Davis of Mammoth Spring, Ark., and Sheila Amundson and husband, Tim of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Melanie, Brandon, Samuel, Savannah, Joseph, Mariah and Ashley; six great-grandchildren; one brother, J.D. Collins of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; three sisters-in-law, Margie Collins, Frances Davis and Willa White and husband, Jim; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Ida Collins; her husband, Fred Davis; one son, William "Butch" Davis; five brothers, Lanis, Leonard, Lemuel, Lawrence and Clarence Collins; one infant sister and two brothers-in-law, T. R. and Howard Davis.

Wanda was employed at the Tri-County Shirt Company in Salem, Ark., as an inspector for many years.

She enjoyed fishing, cooking and loved being a mom and grandma.

Her favorite times were the big family dinners with all her loved ones present for good food, old stories and lots of laughter.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Mammoth Spring and will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and good friend. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Graveside services were Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at 12 noon in the Riverside Cemetery at Mammoth Spring, Ark., with Lee Moses officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Mo.