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Marcia L. (Smith) Davis, 98, of Martinsburg, formerly of Saxton, passed away June 25, 2020, at Homewood in Martinsburg.

She was born July 30, 1921, in Langdondale, a daughter of the late Chester W. and Mildred (Kline) Smith. She married Charles “Jack” E. Davis Nov. 27, 1964, in Winchester, Virginia. He preceded her in death Oct. 7, 1999.

She is survived by her daughter, Diana R. (Stacy) Grimes, married to Timothy S. of Uniontown, granddaughters Staci Grimes, Mindi Piccolomini and husband, William, Ginger J. Jakubowski and husband, Jeremy; seven great-grandchildren, Adrian Grimes, Corrina, William, Domenico and Marissa Piccolomini and Grace and Miles Jakubowski.

Sisters Helen Ferry and Janet Gilbert and several nieces and nephews also survive

Along with her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by Diana’s father, Warren H. Stacy, brother William Smith and wife, Dorothy, sister Louise and husband, Paul Foor, brothers-in-law Richard Ferry, Wayne Bennett, George Thompson and Nevin Gilbert.

Mrs. Davis was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Saxton for over 50 years, where she was a member of the choir and the Women’s Mite Society.

She was also a member of the Hopewell and Saxton Senior Citizens Center, having served on the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council for Bedford, Fulton and Huntingdon counties, a member of VFW Auxiliary 8634 and a Past Worthy Matron of Saxton Chapter No. 164 Order of Eastern Star for 50 plus years.

Mrs. Davis graduated from Broad Top High School with honors in 1938 and studied accounting through a correspondent school. She later graduated from Maison Felix Beauty School in Pittsburgh in 1950 and operated her own beauty shop until 1964, later working for Dr. Gordon for 27 years until retiring in 1984.

She enjoyed making crafts, ceramics, quilts and baby quilts. She planted a garden and flowers which she loved.

She also enjoyed spending time with her family, her granddaughters, great-granddaughters and great-grandsons. She loved them all dearly. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends. She also loved her late little dog, “Molly.”

She shared a special bond with Terry Ann May, Vicky Defibaugh, Wynn Clapper and Barbara Manges.

Friends will recall that she knew her God and was always very thankful for all the blessings he bestowed on her. She was very happy the time she lived at Homewood.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be held privately at St. Luke’s Cemetery.

If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Davis to Bedford County Humane Society, 182 Bohn Road, Bedford, PA 15522.

Arrangements by Akers Funeral Home, 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA 15537.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralhome.com