Lillie Davis

Lillie Maxine Armstrong Davis, 86, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.

She was born May 31, 1926, in French Creek, a daughter of the late Jared Barlow and Ivvie Smith Armstrong.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Thomas “Bud” Davis; one granddaughter, Stacey Bowman; one brother, Gaylord Artenice Armstrong; and one sister, Wanda Gay Grubb.

She is survived by four daughters, Barbara McKisic Bowman and Wanda Sue Davis Landes, both of Buckhannon, Vickie Holmes and husband, William, of Port Richey, Fla., and Rebecca Davis Hedrick and partner, Steven Leonard, of Lexington, N.C.; two sons, John L. Davis and wife, Janet, of Kirkland, Ill., and Thomas L. Davis and wife, Betty, of Buckhannon; 17 grandchildren; four step grandchildren, 25 great- grandchildren; and 11 step great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Davis was a cook for several area restaurants. She was a member of Buckhannon Union Mission Church and Rebekah Lodge 183 of Buckhannon. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

Friends will be received today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Estes officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Union Church Cemetery in Tallmansville. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Poling-St. Clair Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.