Afton Davidson

Afton Davidson

Afton Davidson, 98, of Anna, died Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Union County Hospital in Anna.

She was born on Aug. 20, 1923, in Union County, the daughter of Grace Phillips and Jesse Kelley.

She married Harry Davidson on Oct. 3, 1947. He preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2003.

Throughout her career, she was a homemaker. In her spare time, she loved flowers, gardening, writing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include daughters Joyce (Dewaine) Prater of Anna and Karen (Wayne) Taylor of Murphysboro; grandchildren David (Kim) Prater of Anna, Jimmy (Christel) Prater of Destin, Fla., Daniel (Patricia) Prater of Louisburg, N.C., Angela Rojas of Crab Orchard and Anita Lucatero of Carbondale; great-grandchildren Kyler Washington, Kaitlyn Zimmerman, Kameron Zimmerman, Noah (Katy) Prater, Mahala (Dawson) Montfort, Dale Prater, Nolan Prater, Will (Dayna) Hopkins and Tori (Cameron) Williams; great-great-grandchildren Finley Montfort, Maddie Hopkins, Chloe Hopkins, Aaron Hopkins, Ben Williams and Hazel Williams; and many other relatives and friends. 

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Anita Davidson; grandsons Larry Rojas and Stephan Rojas; sisters Louise Kelley and Ruth Kelley; and brothers Grant Kelley, Wayne Kelley and Leon Kelley.

Funeral services for Afton Davidson were Monday, July 11, at 1 p.m. at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, with Pastor Lonnie Lewis officiating. Interment followed in the Anna City Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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