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Oleta Davis
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • Posted December 14, 2011

Oleta Fae Harris Davis of Temple died September 28, 2011, at Arbor House in Temple.Services for Mrs.Davis were held at 10:00 on Saturday, October 1, at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple. Interment was at 4 PM in the Pipe Creek Cemetery in Pipe Creek, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Davis was born on October 21, 1927, to Mary and Ernest Harris in Morgan Mill, Texas. She was the middle child of seven children and grew up helping with all the chores that came with farm life. As an adult, she devoted her life to her family and a career in nursing, along with being the wife of a school administrator. She was also a life-long member of the Baptist church.As a nurse she took care of people not only physically, but spiritually with a sharing of her love,caring, humor and laughter.In their retirement years she and her husband helped to establish, support, and work with the Bandera Helping Hands, which helps less fortunate people with food, clothing, medical and utility aid.As an avid outdoors person, Oleta loved fishing. I was horrified when as a child I saw her go into a pool of water on the river with my brother and uncle and catch a huge fish by hand and pull it out! She was noodling some fifty years ago!Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Oscar Henry Davis, and one sister, Eva Lois Rasberry.Survivors include a son, Mel Davis of Troy; two daughters, Nan Loeffler of London and Denise Parsons of Hondo; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren (including Seth Brewer of Mason and Larkin Loeffler of London) three sisters, Christine Acton of Flagstaff, Arizona, Verdell Rasberry of Stephenville, and Pearl Smith of McAlester, Oklahoma; and two brothers, Doyle Harris of Cove, Arkansas and Lynn Harris of Forreston, Texas.

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