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IN MEMORIAM Deceased alumni since July 2012, arranged by graduation year. retirement and

MRS. ETHEL L. DAVIS

enjoyed spending

Ethel L. Davis passed

time on the golf

away on May 7, 2013.

course up until she

She was born July

became ill. She was

31, 1937 to the late

a member of several

Ben H. and Ruby

education associations

Grant in Texarkana,

and Delta Sigma

AR. She completed

Theta Sorority, Inc.

her college education

For twenty one years

at AM&N College

she served as the First

(now the University

Lady of the University

of Arkansas at

of Arkansas at Pine

Pine Bluff) earning a B.S. degree in mathematics and later earned a Master of Education degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a concentration in mathematics. She made history in Pine Bluff as the first African American to be hired to teach at Dollarway high school. Her teaching career that spanned over thirty years ended with her retirement from Pine Bluff high school in 1996. Her mastery of her subject matter was without question as she had the privilege of writing math questions for the ACT test during her tenure at Pine Bluff high school. She became an avid golfer after

Bluff. She is survived by her husband of fifty three years, Lawrence A. Davis, Jr.; daughter, Sonya Cole (Kenneth) of Pine Bluff; son, Lawrence A. Davis, III (Rosaland) of Little Rock; two sisters, Alsenior Davis of Matteson, IL; Ruby Crittenden of Port Huron, MI; two brothers, Harvey Grant of St. Louis, MO; Tavis Grant of Chicago, IL; four granddaughters; five grandsons; and one great grandson. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine Davis Harvey. Funeral services were held Wednesday May 15 at Pilgrim MB Church in Pine Bluff.

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