Alta Urlene Davis

January 29, 1926 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old


Columbiana- Alta Urlene Davis, 97, passed away peacefully at 8:26pm, Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at Parkside Healthcare Center with her family at her side.

Mrs. Davis was born January 29, 1926 in Elkton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ira J. and Alta Nettie (Chamberlain) Neville and had lived in this area all of her life.

Following graduation from Lisbon David Anderson High School, Urlene worked as a clerk at the former Ben Franklin in Lisbon. On June, 23 1946, she married James Davis, Jr. and stopped working to raise her family.  Following Jim’s retirement, she re-entered the workforce as a nurse’s aide then later as a cook at the former Pleasant View Nursing Home in Lisbon, retiring from the former Cucina’s Pizza in Columbiana.

She was a former member of the Lisbon Christian Church, was a 25-year member and past president of the Sunshine Club of Lisbon; loved her cats, enjoyed crocheting, reading a good book, and solving crossword puzzles.  She also loved to cook family dinners and she enjoyed tending to her garden and canning her harvests.  Urlene stayed current with technology, following, and interacting with family and friends on Facebook and by text.  She loved country music and had attended a Garth Brooks concert at the age of 80.

Her husband, James Davis Jr., preceded her in death July 20, 1995.  She was also preceded in death by her sons, Reno A. Davis, and David K. Davis, and by her sister, Idalene Biggins.

She is survived and will be sadly missed by her son, Larry (Wendy) Davis; grandchildren, Melony Drane, Leslie (Brian) Bush, Brooks (Rachel) Davis, James Mixon, Justin Mixon, Andrea Mixon, Cheyanne Rigby, and Reno Davis; many great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; her niece, Glenda Haggenmaker; and her nephew, Lee (Dodie) Biggins.

Funeral services will be held at 7pm, Monday, September 18, 2023 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Sean Brubaker officiating.  Private burial will take place Tuesday at the Lisbon Cemetery.

The family will receive guests from 5pm until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley, 755 Boardman Canfield Rd., Suite D3, Boardman, Ohio 44512.

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September 18, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home
215 West Lincoln Way
Lisbon, OH 44432

Funeral Service
September 18, 2023

7:00 PM
Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home
215 West Lincoln Way
Lisbon, OH 44432


Lisbon Cemetery
1 Elm Street
Lisbon, OH 44432


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