LAVERNE DAVIS, age 87 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Etowah Health Care Center in Etowah, Tn. 

She was a native of Simpsonville, Texas, a resident of McMinn County, Tenn. since 1995, a daughter of the late Herman Washington and Myra Hart Light, and was preceded in death by Three Brothers: David Drebon Light, Joe Bill Light, Howard Childress Light; Three Sisters: Imogene Light, Annie Gordon Allen, and Wanda Nell Gregory.

She was a retired bookkeeper for an insurance company in Texas.  She was of the Baptist faith and attended East Athens Baptist Church.

Survivors: Two Daughters: Pamela Sue Shaw of Athens, Tenn., Cheryl Denise Davis of Manteno, Ill. Six Grandchildren: Jeffrey Shaw, Britt Shaw, Taylor Shaw, Heath Shaw, Hunter Shaw, Callie Shaw.  Sister: Mary Ruth Gage of Granbury, Texas, several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 4, 2018 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Pete Mullins officiating.

Interment will be 11:00 A.M. Friday January 5, 2018 in McMinn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Jeffrey Shaw, Britt Shaw, Taylor Shaw, Heath Shaw, Hunter Shaw, and Robby Davis.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 Thursday in the funeral home. 

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