Alma O’Telia Becker Davis

Alma O’Telia Becker Davis of New Castle died Saturday, April 12, 2003. She was 93.

She was born July 30, 1909, in Hill City, Tenn., to Telie Stanley and Louis Becker.

She married O.B. Davis on Oct. 31, 1931. He preceded her in death in 1967.

She lived in Chattanooga, Tenn., for 86 years.

Mrs. Davis devoted her life to service.

She participated in the Betsy Ross O.E.S. No. 272 for more than 50 years. She was a Mother Advisor and State Mother Advisor in Tennessee for the International Order of Rainbow Girls for 48 years.

After her husband’s death, she served as the secretary of Rivermont Presbyterian Church, and retired after 20 years at the age of 79.

She was an active member of Red Bank Presbyterian Church.

Known as “Mawie,” she was truly “fairest among thousands, altogether lovely.”

She was preceded in death by her husband; by a brother, Wilson Becker; and by a grandson, Mark Henderson.

Mrs. Davis is survived by a daughter, Marian L. Clayton of New Castle; by a son and daughter-in-law, Bernard and Anne Davis of Chattanooga; by a brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Gray Becker of Chattanooga; by granddaughters Donna John of Phoenix, Carla Whitcomb of Thornton, Amy Wright of Rifle, and Laura Prater-Fitzke of Chattanooga; by great-grandchildren Beth Hultquist, Logan Henderson-Clayton and Jade Wright of Rifle, Katrina Clayton of New Castle, Erin and Hannah John of Phoenix, Connor and Duncan Whitcomb of Thornton, Sam, Ashley and Heather Prater of Chattanooga, and Bethany and Trey Davis of Ringgold, Ga.; and by great-great-grandchildren Kadie Westmoreland and Ashley Hultquist.

A memorial gathering will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at Farnum Holt Funeral Chapel, 405 W. 7th St., Glenwood Springs.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at Chattanooga Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Chattanooga.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Cross, Roaring Fork Branch Disaster Services, P.O. Box 1343, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

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