NEW MADRID - Lester Marion Davis, 82, died March 21, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Jan. 31, 1923, at Doniphan to the late Benjamin Franklin Davis and Jane Stovall Davis, he was a farmer in New Madrid County.
On Nov. 5, 1943, at Bloomfield, he married Cynthia Ann Chadwell who preceded him in death on July 24, 1992. Also preceding him in death were three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include: four sons and three daughters-in-law, Ronald and Janie Davis of Sikeston, Billy and Donna Davis of Kewanee, and Jimmy Dale and Kristy Davis and Kenny Davis of New Madrid; two daughters and one son-in-
law, Mary Ann and Henry Hunter and Donna Jean Wages of New Madrid; one sister, Melba Joyce Bonds of Morehouse; one brother, Lloyd Davis of Arnold; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid where services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Tom McCanless will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.