Gladys Lorene Davis Maloy

March 20, 2024

Gladys Lorene Davis Maloy was born December 17, 1934, in Pangburn, Arkansas, to Paul and Lizzie Davis, and died at her home in Almyra, Arkansas on March 17, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. 

Gladys married Bill Maloy on August 24, 1966, in Oxnard, California. After 51 years of marriage, Bill preceded her in death on November 21, 2017. 

Gladys was baptized into the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn by Bro. Lewis Garrett. 

Gladys was passionate about many things throughout her life, most importantly her family. She was a fantastic cook and loved entertaining friends and family and setting a formal table from her collection of pretty dishes. She frequently shared favorite recipes and in depth knowledge on how to can, freeze, and preserve most any kind of food! She and her husband enjoyed flowers and plants, in particular they loved Japanese Bonsai plants. Gladys and Bill loved all animals and critters, birds and bees, and probably named each one. They had numerous pets from Koi fish, to turtles, chickens, goats and dogs. 

And last, but not least, Gladys loved dining out and her quarterly Walmart shopping trips with the help of her family, and her beloved Dr. Peppers. 

Gladys was preceded in death by an infant daughter Marilyn Kay; by her husband Bill Maloy; by her parents Paul Davis and Lizzie Sloate Davis; also preceded in death by 4 brothers Elvis Davis, Eugene Davis, Carl Davis, and Doyle Davis. 

Gladys is survived by 5 sisters: Evelyn (Ervin) Fisher of Dewitt, AR; Dorothy Mannis of Conway, AR; Beverly (Bob) Watson of Almyra, AR; LouAnna Jacobs of Dewitt, AR, and Betty (Billy) Watkins of Pine Bluff, AR. She is also survived by 4 brothers: Wayne (Annie) Davis of Dewitt, AR;  Johnny (Sheila) Davis of Dewitt, AR;  Garlen (Janet) Davis of Conway, AR;  and Ricky Davis of Counce, Tennessee.  Gladys is also survived by many nieces, nephews, church family and friends. She was deeply adored and loved by all her family and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services were March 19 at the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn with burial in Thompson Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home.

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