Jane Davis, age 93, formerly of Bogata

davisJane Northern Davis age 93 of Greenbrier, Arkansas and formerly of Bogata died Friday July 18 in the Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab Center in Greenbrier.
Funeral services will be 11 am Monday July 21 under the Pavilion of Bogata Cemetery with Rev .Billy Daniels officiating. Wood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Davis was born August 28, 1920 near Paris Texas the daughter of Robert and Ruby Cross Northern. She graduated from Paris High School and worked several years as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co, retiring in 1948. She married Sammie Davis February 7, 1948 in Paris. He died Feb 9,1988. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother Billy Northern, two stepchildren Sammie M Davis and Ina Lou Davis Moore and Ina’s two sons Michael and Sammie Glosson. She and her husband made their home in Red River County where they ranched near the Sulphur River for many years. She was a member of Bogata Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by four children, Billie Jane Noey and husband Floyd of Waco ,Bobby Sam Davis and wife Sue of Elk City Oklahoma, Mary (Betsy) Whitten and husband Randy of Greenbrier, Arkansas and John (Rooster) Davis of Mount Pleasant, a sister Lucy Northern Lee of Longview 12 grandchildren, and numerous great and great great grandchildren.
The family of Jane Davis is most appreciative for the special care she received from the loving staff at Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab Center and also for the care and support of those at Arkansas Hospice.

  1. sue fletcher says:

    Floosie, I am so sorry about your mother. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Sue

  2. Nelda Bailey says:

    Our Love to all of you. – Nelda and Ronnie

  3. Debbie Crosby says:

    Betsy, Randy & Anda,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. We are lifting you up in His love & in prayer.
    Debbie-Colby, Lacey & Bri

  4. Randy Whitten says:

    Oh Jane…
    You really up and did it this time!
    What will we do without you?
    I have had the most unique Mother-in-Law experience for these 42 years.
    We have not always agreed which makes us about average as agreeing with you with was never a requirement to be in your family.
    You were that “box of chocolates” with the surprise at the bottom…
    But really, one never had to wait until the second layer to know what
    Jane was up to today! Wow..we are really going to miss those surprises!
    As your errand boy for the last few years, I will remember your favorite things:
    hamburgers.. and do not let them put mustard on it..
    Get me the coke zeros make it 24 as everybody robs my little refrigerator…
    Get the apple pies from McDonalds and drive around until they cool
    as the last ones you showed up with were too damn hot…yes mam’
    Lets go look at new ford trucks today!!and get some more of those little ice cream cups..yes mam’ Did I tell you about Delbert’s car?
    Is it Sunday..are we doing donuts today?
    Oh Jane, we hope everyday is Sunday where you are now.
    We know you loved us and we know we loved you.


    • Deb Tidball says:

      To the author of that wonderful commentary – As I read the words I could hear you speaking them….what whit and fun you have dear sir in the comedic melancholy rendition for Betsy’s mother, your mother-in-law -Jane.

      From the heart your stories are told….and the love, honor and admiration you had for her, as only a faithful servant will come to know and understand, speaks volumes – Actions speak louder than words my friend…..and your words are harmoniously in tune with that of the great conductor and creator of life itself.

      What joy and comfort it provides in knowing your loss is her gain – As she is now seated with the FATHER…forever.

      My hugs and love to you all.

      Deb Tidball

      • Randy Whitten says:

        Mrs. Tidball,
        We are so pleased to hear from you.
        Betsy’s Mom had been really ill for the past two months and her passing
        was quite a relief.
        We had been her caregivers for the past three years and it has been quite an adventure. She was for the most part, a happy and unique soul.
        Just a bit bossy but at 93..why not?
        Betsy is getting rested up and things will soon be better.
        Again, thanks for being so kind
        Randy & Betsy.

  5. Carl Tisdal says:

    I’m thinking of you as are all your friends in Greenbrier.

    • Randy Whitten says:

      We cannot thank you enough for being Jane’s friend when she needed one.
      She always enjoyed you visiting at the nursing home.

      Best to you,
      Betsy & Family

  6. Jill Stevens Dunaway says:

    Aunt Betsy, I am so sorry for your loss. I love you very much and will be praying for you and your family. Your mother is in a better place now and that is something for which to be thankful.

    Love you,
    Jill Stevens Dunaway

  7. Dennis Farley says:


    So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers!


  8. The Daniel Family says:

    Randy & Betsy,

    We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We are holding you and your family in our prayers. May God provide you stregth and comfort.

    • Randy Whitten says:

      It is so kind of you to remember us during this time of loss.
      The lord favored her with 93 years on this earth..it would be ungrateful to ask for more..still, we are never ready to let go.

      Thanks again,
      Betsy, Randy & Family

  9. Theresa Lucas says:

    Betsy & Randy,

    I know how hard difficult it is and I am praying God gives you the strength you need at this time.

    Theresa & Britany Lucas

  10. Norma Jo Humphrey says:

    Sending up prayers that you will be comforted in the loss of your loved one.

  11. Sandra Mathena says:

    All, so sorry for your loss.
    Revelation 21:4 . . . “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

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