Death Notice

Shirley Juantia Davis
December 29, 1936 – April 21, 2022

davisShirley Juanita Davis, age 85 of Ruston, went home to meet her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Shirley was a sweet, strong lady that loved to help others. She worked at Parkway ARC and enjoyed her work with those with special needs. She made many friends and special memories in the time she worked there. Shirley was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend to so many and will be missed.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Keith Greer, Kent Greer and wife, Laurie; daughter in law, Paige Greer; grandchildren, Kendall Greer, Kailey Greer, Kenslee Greer, Suzanna Roberson, Sara Roberson, Kelly Stewart; 5-great grandchildren; brother, James “Bud” Anderson; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin A. Greer; parents, Homer Bennett and Minnie Ida (Robinson) Anderson; siblings, Kenneth Anderson, Wayne Anderson, Farris “Boots” Hickman.

A graveside side service will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2022 in Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 2:00PM with Bro. Ron Lowe officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Edna Faye Watts
June 24, 1936 – April 22, 2022

wattsFaye Watts answered the call of Jesus to come home on April 21 at age 85. She died at her home in Ashland where she was lovingly attended by her husband of 69 years, Bobby, their children and grandchildren and her beloved cardinals, jays and hummingbirds. Faye is survived by her children: Bobby Jr (spouse Linda ), Cheryl Clawson (spouse Steve) and Stephen (spouse Leslie) and grandchildren: Steven, Sammy, Scott, Stuart, Jonathan, Kelly, Alex, Ben, Matthew, Luke and Karen along with 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 11 siblings and her grandson Stephen (Stevie) .

Faye was born to Arthur and Irene Knotts on June 24th 1934 in Shreveport Louisiana. She was the youngest of 12 children. Faye was described as an avid reader and fan of traditional country music. Her interests in school included speech and she was a member of the debate club. One of her favorite memories she often shared with her children and grandchildren was the day the Louisiana Hayride troupe performed at the high school in Ashland and Hank Williams Sr bought her a soda when he spotted her backstage helping her father prepare for the show. She certainly walked the talk reflected in one of her favorite sayings, ‘Live well, laugh often, love much while making beautiful memories’.

Faye met her husband of 69 years, Bobby Watts, at the parish fair in 1952 and they were married on April 30, 1953. Soon afterward they traveled to Baton Rouge and later Dutchtown where they reared their children. Following their retirement 22 years ago they returned to live in Ashland with their beloved family and friends. Faye was a devoted sister, wife, mother, and aunt renowned for her church work, singing, quilt and afghan making, cooking and costume making and her sharp wit.

Friends may visit with the Watts family on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 beginning at 9:30AM until time of service at Ashland Baptist Church. Funeral services are set to begin at 11:00AM with Bro. Jonathan Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Old Saline Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Matthew Watts, Luke Watts, Steven Clawson, Sammy Clawson, Stuart Clawson, Alex Watts.

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