Virginia Ellen Knight Davis
Virginia Ellen Knight Davis, 88, a resident of Gaither Suites in Paducah, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Mrs. Davis was born on January 16, 1925 and was a member of Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church for over 50 years; a member of Rolling Hills Country Club serving on the Board of Directors and Ladies Golf Association; active in Girl Scout leadership and Paducah Junior Women’s Club; and represented the “Statue of Liberty” in the Centennial Pageant in 1956.
Her love and expertise in golf made her a champion in many tournaments including a two-time winner in the Paducah Sun Golf Tournament. She was a wonderful cook and made many delicious meals for her family and friends. She even compounded several spices which were sold at the Spice Shack at her daughter’s business, Farmer’s Farmacy.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy Davenport and husband Wilford of Paducah, and Dianne Carroll and husband Ken of St. Petersburg, FL; five grandchildren, Lynn (Mary Lee) Davenport of Bowling Green, KY, Tara (Richard) Montgomery of Paducah, Cari (Stanley) Wildharber of Ballard County, Roxane (Don) Hendry of Oldsmar, FL and John (Heather) Carroll of Southport, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Canaan and Rebecca, Emily and Perry, Will, Elizabeth, Derek, Delaney, Connor, Austin, Blake, Emily and Dane; one brother, Henry Knight; and two sisters, Lou Harvey and Jeanette Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. “Jimmie” Davis; her parents, Milton J. Knight and Willie Shaw Knight; five brothers, M.J. Knight, Jr, Bobby Knight, Jimmy Knight, Dalton Knight, Bill Knight; and one sister, Lovette Whalen.
Visitation will begin at noon on Sunday.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm Sunday at Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Leslie officiating.
Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church, 300 Fountain Avenue, Paducah, KY 42001.