MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Toleitha Gale Presley Davis, 58, formerly of Sikeston and East Prairie, Mo., died at 7:20 p.m. April 13, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Born Nov. 20, 1943, in East Prairie, daughter of Calvin and Almeda Cutliph Presley of Panama City Beach, Fla., she lived in Memphis most of her life. She graduated in 1962 from Sikeston High School where she was a majorette. While living in Sikeston she was a member of the First Christian Church and was a professional twirler who won several titles and competitions. She taught baton twirling in Sikeston.
Survivors in addition to her parents include: one daughter, Laura Ann Davis of Memphis; two brothers, Lynn Presley of Sikeston and Floyd H. "Buck" Presley of Panama City Beach; one sister, Lou Ann Presley King of Panama City Beach; two grandchildren, Jeffery Davis and Stephanie Davis of Memphis; and a host of relatives and many friends for whom Toleitha lived to give her love and affection.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Tom Geers, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of Sikeston, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: Bill Munger, Dale Walker, Floyd Presley, Junior Presley, Marty Presley, Tyler King and Ande King.
Honorary pallbearers will be her fellow 1962 classmates along with special honorary pallbearers Audrey Grooms and Tommie.
Memorial contributions may be sent to:
the Stephanie Davis Fund,
in care of any Union Planters Bank location