Wilma Faye Deaver was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Tishomingo, to William Obe Smith Sr. and Susie (Harris) Smith. After her marriage to Alton L. (Bill) Deaver on July 10, 1939, she completed her education, graduating in 1941 from Ravia High School.
Mrs. Deaver worked at the Madill Sewing Factory and as a sales clerk at Armstrong's department store in Tishomingo. She and Bill made their home in Ravia where they raised their children and later in Tishomingo. She moved to Ardmore after the death of her husband. Mrs. Deaver was a loving mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and aunt, always putting the needs of others before hers. She was an active member of the Westside Church of Christ. She passed away on Oct. 3, 2013, at her home. She was 92 years old at the time of her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1987; two granddaughters, Shanna and Lisa Baxter; great-granddaughter, Kennedy Ann Davenport; four brothers and four sisters.
Mrs. Deaver is survived by her daughter, LaDonna Baxter of Ardmore; sons, Al Deaver of Duncan, Buddy Deaver and wife, Kay, of Tishomingo, and Tony Deaver of Ardmore; grandchildren, Kimberly (Baxter) Curliss, Shawn Baxter, Toby Deaver, Brian Deaver, Dana (Deaver) Davenport and Lance Deaver; 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ. Presiding over the service are Ron Benedick and Virgil Trout.
Pallbearers are Jim Thorton, Danny Morris, John Gibbs, Harold Butler, Larry Vinson and Glenn Gary. Honorary bearers are Bill Barton and John Cobb.
Clark's Funeral Home in Tishomingo is handling the arrangements.