Leoda Davis, age 90 of Elgin, formerly of Breckenridge and Abilene, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 15th, at Hamil Family Funeral Home Chapel in Abilene, with Jack Morehart officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held Friday, October 15th, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hamil Family Funeral Home.
Leoda Hogue was born on November 14, 1919 in Rubottom, Oklahoma to parents, Pony Garfield Hogue and Ruby Longest Hogue. She grew up in Courtney, Oklahoma and graduated from Courtney High School in 1935. Leoda married the love of her life, John Livingston Davis, on September 19, 1935. They made their home in Oklahoma for many years before moving to Abilene in 1955. In 1976, John and Leoda moved to Lake Hubbard near Breckenridge. Leoda worked as both a clerk and a department manager for M System Grocery Store in Abilene. She later helped to serve many families as she worked for Morehart Mortuary of Breckenridge. A past member of First Baptist Church of Breckenridge and later Great Hills Baptist Church of Austin, Leoda was always very faithful with her church attendance. She enjoyed participating in the many church activities, as well as playing the piano while serving the Lord. A talented artist, oil painting brought Leoda much joy. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and two sisters, Virginia May and Roberta Atkins.
Leoda is survived by two daughters, Saundra Cooley and husband, Donald of Abilene and Joan Godfrey and husband, Bo of Elgin; one brother, Dwain Hogue of Bartlesville, OK; four sisters, Ramona Blankenship of Marietta, OK, Carra Sue Davis of Ardmore, OK, Rebecca Atkins of Henrietta and Roxanna Cox of Marshall; five grandchildren, Regina Wheat of Abilene, Donna Puckett of Hobbs, NM, Christy Jackson of Haltom City, Chad Godfrey of Spring Branch and Leah McVay of Elgin; fifteen great grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces.
Memorials may be made to Angel Heart Hospice and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be sent online at www.morehartmortuary.net.