Lonie L. Davis, 101, of Francisco, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at Good Samaritan Home in Oakland City.

Lonie was born June 7, 1909 in Madisonville, Ky. to Walter E. and Eloise (Lenn) Gipson.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, crocheting and growing flowers. 

 She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie (Ruthann) Davis, Walter Vernon (Sharon) Davis both of Princeton, Melvin (Doris) Davis of Tennessee; three daughters and son-in-law, Bettie Fritz of Evansville, Shirley Strickland of Oakland City, Joyce (Danny) Young of Princeton; daughter-in-law, Minnie Davis of Fort Branch;  two sisters, Elnora Oakley and Ida Mae Gibson both of Madisonville, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren;

She was  preceded in death by her parents; husband, Basil E. Davis in 1978; three sons, Jerry, Gene and Coleman Davis; son-in-law, Norman Strickland; brothers, Kester and Thomas Gipson; sister, Bertha Givens; grandchildren, Glenn Matthews, Penny Johnson; and great grandson, Chance Matthews. 

 Per Mrs. Davisí request, private visitation and services will be for the family. Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City is handling arrangements.