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OBITUARY

Betty Davis Horton

August 16, 1921September 14, 2020
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Betty Jane Davis Horton, 99, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at Culpepper Place Assisted Living in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Betty was born August 16, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio, to Robert Mason Davis and Sarah Lavon Franks. She moved with her parents to Memphis as a toddler.

She graduated from Humes High School in 1940 and soon after began her 62 year career in the insurance business. She worked for many agencies over the years including Fireman's Fund Insurance Company (28 years), Sam Less Insurance, Donaldson Insurance, then after 10 years with Harris, Madden & Powell, she retired at age 84 in 2005.

She was a member of Trinity Christian Church of Bartlett, Senior Troopers, and Christian Women’s Fellowship. Some of her favorite things to do were gardening, canning, feeding the birds and squirrels, sewing and crocheting.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Hill Horton of Nesbit, Mississippi, Holly Jane Loggins (Jeff) of Cumby, Texas, and Kathy Lynn Sides of Arlington, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Jennifer Finton of Nesbit, Mississippi, Kim Pietrowski (Jeremy) of Maclenney, Florida, Eric Sides (Fiancé' Autumn Dominski) of Memphis, and James Carter Loggins of Austin, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Jeremy & Heather Pietrowski of Maclenney, Florida, and Hollis Parks Finton of Millington, Tennessee; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Hollis "Mutt" Horton, sister, Joann Davis Vaughn, and brother, John Mason Davis.

The family will receive friends from 1 pm to 2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, with services to follow at 2 pm. at Family Funeral Care in Memphis with Pastor Gus Lohrum officiating. Interment will be at Memphis Memory Gardens immediately following the service.

Gifts in memory of Mrs. Horton may be offered to the charity of the donor’s choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Mason Davis and Sarah Lavon Franks, Parents (deceased)
  • Mary Hill Horton, Daughter
  • Holly Jane Loggins (Jeff), Daughter
  • Kathy Lynn Sides, Daughter
  • Jennifer Finton, Grandchild
  • Kim Pietrowski (Jeremy), Grandchild
  • Eric Sides (Fiancé' Autumn Dominski), Grandchild
  • James Carter Loggins, Grandchild
  • Jeremy Pietrowski, Great Grandchild
  • Heather Pietrowski, Great Grandchild
  • Hollis Parks Finton, Great Grandchild
  • Hollis "Mutt" Horton, Husband of 65 years (deceased)
  • Joann Davis Vaughn, Sister (deceased)
  • John Mason Davis, Brother (deceased)
  • She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and friends to cherish her memory.

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Services

  • Gathering of Friends and Family

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Biography

Betty Jane Davis Horton, 99, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at Culpepper Place Assisted Living in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Betty was born August 16, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio, to Robert Mason Davis and Sarah Lavon Franks. She moved with her parents to Memphis as a toddler.

She graduated from Humes High School in 1940 and soon after began her 62 year career in the insurance business. She worked for many agencies over the years including Fireman's Fund Insurance Company (28 years), Sam Less Insurance, Donaldson Insurance, then after 10 years with Harris, Madden & Powell, she retired at age 84 in 2005.

She was a member of Trinity Christian Church of Bartlett, Senior Troopers, and Christian Women’s Fellowship. Some of her favorite things to do were gardening, canning, feeding the birds and squirrels, sewing and crocheting.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Hill Horton of Nesbit, Mississippi, Holly Jane Loggins (Jeff) of Cumby, Texas, and Kathy Lynn Sides of Arlington, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Jennifer Finton of Nesbit, Mississippi, Kim Pietrowski (Jeremy) of Maclenney, Florida, Eric Sides (Fiancé' Autumn Dominski) of Memphis, and James Carter Loggins of Austin, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Jeremy & Heather Pietrowski of Maclenney, Florida, and Hollis Parks Finton of Millington, Tennessee; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Hollis "Mutt" Horton, sister, Joann Davis Vaughn, and brother, John Mason Davis.

The family will receive friends from 1 pm to 2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, with services to follow at 2 pm. at Family Funeral Care in Memphis with Pastor Gus Lohrum officiating. Interment will be at Memphis Memory Gardens immediately following the service.

Gifts in memory of Mrs. Horton may be offered to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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