Martena Belle (Lawrence) Davis

Monday, December 11, 2017
Martena (Lawrence) Davis

Martena Belle (Lawrence) Davis, 85, of Jonesboro, Ark., and formerly of Pollard, Ark., passed away December 8, 2017, at St. Bernards Medical Center, in Jonesboro.

She was born on December 27, 1931, in Pollard, Ark., and was the daughter of the late David Monroe and Rita (Dees) Lawrence. Her parents and her brother, Gaylon Lawrence, preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage to Robert Lee "Bob" Davis on January 1, 1955, and to this union a daughter, Patricia, was born.

She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Davis of Jonesboro, Ark., and her daughter, Patricia Davis of Jonesboro, Ark.

Martena was a member of the First United Methodist Church, of Piggott, for over 40 years. She worked in education in both Arkansas and Missouri for over 40 years before retiring.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the First United Methodist Church, in Piggott, with John Hiegel officiating. Burial is in the New Hope Cemetery, in Pollard. Pallbearers are Steve Lambert, Mike Lambert, Johnnie Lambert, Tim Holland, David Gregory and Jim Richardson. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Forrest and Brenda Forrest. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.