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Ann B. Davis, 83, of Conway, formally of Hot Springs, passed away May 7, 2017. Ann was born in Norfolk, Virginia on May 14, 1933 to the late John and Ruby Hamm Angerer.

Mark Twain wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,” and as a military wife during both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, Ann was able to travel the world with her children. A very generous person who was not particularly religious but incredibly spiritual, Ann gauged individuals on their character. She instilled this lack of prejudice through example and by travel in her children, “I don’t care if you’re purple with polka dots- if you’re a good person, then you’re a good person.”

Ann worked as a nurse in Ohio and Hot Springs most often in nursing homes caring for those who needed a gentler, more understanding caregiver. She was outgoing, personable, and because of her lack of a “filter,” made everyone around her feel like her best friend.

Her boisterous sense of humor and infectious laugh will be missed, perhaps especially by all of her Moose Lodge bingo friends. She faithfully attended Moose bingo twice a week for many years.

“I raised four children,” she would say, “three born to me. But I never finished raising my mother-in-law’s son.” Sadly, she lost her husband of 48 years, Earl K. Davis Jr., in 1998 and her son, Earl K. Davis III this past fall. Her daughters, Linda Kress and Earline Ann Davis; 18 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren survive.

A Celebration of Ann’s life will take place at Gross Funeral Home today with a visitation beginning at 1pm followed by a celebration service at 2pm. Wearing green, Ann’s favorite color, is encouraged. Burial at Memorial Garden will immediately follow.