Lela Preston Shaw Davis, of Tellico Plains, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. Retired as manager of Green Cove Store and Motel after more than 30 years of dedicated service to her lifelong friends Bill and Kathryn Crowe.
She was 77 years old.
Preceded in death by: her husband of 57 years, Kenneth Lee (Ham) Davis Sr.; two infant children; parents, Columbus and Nannie Shaw; brothers, Arley Shaw, Eugene Shaw; sister, Mary Annis Shaw.
Survivors include: her sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth (Kenny) Jr. and Michelle Davis, Andy and Daveda Davis, all of Tellico Plains;
Daughter and son-in-law, Karen Davis Morrow and Bobby Morrow, of Athens;
Grandchildren, Heather Peels, Jada Parks, Tiffany Davis, Taylor Davis;
Great-grandchildren, Tarah Parks, Trevor Parks, Michaela Peels;
Sisters, Martha Elizabeth Belcher, of Greenback, Margaret Ann Hughes, of Tellico Plains, Frances Jenkins, of Tellico Plains; Brother, Alton Shaw, of Madisonville.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Tellico Plains. The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Teague officiating. Interment was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019, in Rafter Friends Cemetery.