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Elvin Huston Davis

elvin-davis-1Elvin Huston Davis, age 77, of Mena, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Mena, Arkansas.

Elvin was born in Blackfork, Arkansas on November 25, 1939 to the late Johnnie R. Davis and the late Almira Ensminger Davis.  He was married to Armel Mae Byford Davis and proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Elvin worked as a paint salesman in the retail business. His hobbies included hunting and fishing with family and friends, also gardening and watching sports.  Elvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all who knew him.  All will dearly miss him.

He is survived by wife, Armel Mae Davis of Mena, Arkansas; son, Lee Davis and wife Joyce of Marshall, Texas; daughter, Dr. Kay Davis and husband Jeff Hoesel of Colterville, Missouri; grandchildren, Leanna Davis of Wichita, Kansas, Houston Davis of Little Rock, Arkansas, Clifford Dollar of Cameron, Oklahoma; step-son, Jerry Staggs and wife Tammy of Mena, Arkansas; step-daughters, Sandy Egger and husband Ron of Mena, Arkansas, Verla Kinsey and husband Dana of Mena, Arkansas; step-grandchildren, Evan Kinsey of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Justin Kinsey and wife Dymond of Mena, Arkansas, Brenna May of Woodbury, Tennessee, Staci May and Lara May of Mena, Arkansas, Laney Staggs and Katelynn Staggs of Mena, Arkansas, Darian Shockley and husband Brett of Spiro, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Maycie and Wyatt Laxton of Woodbury, Tennessee, Lane Shockley of Spiro, Oklahoma; brothers, Vernon Davis and wife Judy of Decatur, Arkansas, Denver Davis and wife Leisa of Mena, Arkansas; nieces and nephews, Hal Davis, Rebecca Ebsen, Sheila Weems, Karen Stewart, Brian Davis, and Brandi Goodwin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Toots Davis, a daughter Nancy Gail Davis, and a brother Herman Davis.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at Acorn Baptist Church with Brother Roger Bishop and Brother Dana Kinsey officiating. Interment will follow in the Piney Cemetery in Blackfork, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Friday, December 2, 2016, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel.

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