Anna Smith, 87

Anna L. Davis Smith, 87, of Westport, passed away at 9:36 a.m. on 

Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Compass Park, Franklin Masonic Home in Franklin, Indiana. She was born on April 28, 1937, in Decatur County, the daughter of James Robert & Anna Pearl (Anderson) Melton. She was a lifelong resident of Decatur County and attended Vernon High School. Anna was a 50-yearmember of the Order of Eastern Star #183 at North Vernon and Westport Christian Church. She enjoyed her flowers, gardening, drinking her tea and watching the birds while talking on the phone to her friends and family. She married Charles Philip Davis on April 30, 1954, in Westport. He preceded her in death on August 24, 1990. Survivors include her daughters, Deborah (Bill) Peele of Westport, Dianna (Jimmy) Spencer of Brooksville, Florida and Denise (Dennis) Butler of Westport; her son, Charles Philip Davis, Jr. of Columbus; her sister, Robbie Cox of Indianapolis, Sue Stout of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania and Patricia Larson of Galesburg, Illinois; her 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Parents; Husband, Charles Philip Davis, Sr.; sisters, Blanche Dunham, Dorothy Johnson, Betty J. Cole; Brother, James I. Melton, Sr.The funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, June 23, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home with Rev. Marvin Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Union Presbyterian Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2024, from 1:00 until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’sAssociation or the Westport Christian Churchthrough the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at

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