Funeral services for Electa A. Davis, age 89, formerly of Hammond will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Pastor David Sheppard and Reverend Jay Seymour co-officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Fairview Cemetery in Hammond.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 3 - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Davis passed away Friday, Nov 15, 2013 surrounded by her loving family and caregivers.
Surviving are her children and their spouses; Dale & Mary Davis of Syracuse, Earl “Joe” Davis Jr. of Hammond, Lawrence and Sally Davis of Philadelphia, NY, Thomas and Cathy Davis of Hammond, Gary and Carol David of Hammond, Loren Davis of Granger land, TX, Shawn Davis of Conroe, TX, Colleen and Isaac Davis of Hammond and Rebecca and Bruce Stewart of Hammond; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Electa was predeceased by her husband Earl in 1997; six brothers, Albert, Bernard, Gilbert, Lawrence, Arthur and Donald Besaw and four sisters, Beulah Barton, Elizabeth “Betty” Butler, Louise LeGrow and Irene LaBrake.
She was born on January 13, 1924 in Massena, a daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (LaBarge) Besaw. She attended school in Massena and married Earl I. Davis on March 3, 1946 at the Sacred Heart Church in Massena. Electa co-owned and operated dairy farms in Massena and Hammond with her husband until their retirement in 1978. She was also a member of the St. John’s Evangelist Church in Morristown and enjoyed painting, plastic canvas crafts, listening to country music, collecting dolls, visiting the winery, dancing and spending time with her family.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hammond Cemetery Association, County Rt 6, Hammond, NY 13646 or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.