Lavona Mae Majors, age 72, the daughter of Roy Leo and Daisey Emmaline (Robinson) Davis was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Rockville, Mo., and passed from this life on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, Mo.
Early in her life, Lavona, who was also known as "Popeye," along with her family moved from Rockville to Schell City where she attended school. On Nov. 20, 1949, she was united in marriage to Clifford Eugene Majors at the home of Brother Paul Birdsong near Flat Rock. The newlyweds made Schell City their home where Clifford farmed and Lavona was a homemaker to their seven children. With the exception of the year of 1958 when Clifford worked construction, he and Lavona made Schell City their home their entire lives. Lavona's hobbies included reading, gardening, camping, and most of all garage sales. She was known to be an immaculate housekeeper, just like her mother. She was a member of the Blue Mound Baptist Church.
Survivors include her seven children, Sharon Kay Sanderson and her husband Roger of Schell City, Linda Lee Highfill and her husband Tom also of Schell City, Clifford Douglas Majors and his wife Jody of Rockville, Mo., Robert Eugene Majors and his wife Linda of Walker, Gary Dean Majors and his wife Lori of Nevada, William Glenn Majors of Schell City and Jodi Lynn Harper of El Dorado Springs; one brother, Larry Davis and his wife Connie of Schell City; five sisters, Mary Ellen Maus of Nevada, Dixie Huffman and her husband Jay of Rockville, Bonnie Heath of Schell City, Wanda Davis, Norborne, Mo. and Betty Souza of Schell City; seven grandsons, Clinton Sanderson, David Highfill, Michael Highfill, Chad Majors, Brad Majors, Cody Majors and Blake Majors; four granddaughters, Chastity Florido, Darcy, Sara and Becky Jennings; five great-grandsons, Clayton, Colton and Trenton Sanderson, Taylor Highfill and Logan Smith; two great-granddaughters, Madyson Majors and Brooklyn Sanderson; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Sonny, Dean and Butch Davis; one sister, Clara Davis; two grandsons, Rodney Sanderson and Matthew Highfill; one great-grandson, Conner Highfill; and her husband, Clifford who passed away Jan. 4, 2004.
Graveside services with interment for Lavona Mae Majors were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, with Gene Gary officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Majors, Doug Majors, Gary Majors, Bill Majors, Roger Sanderson and Tom Highfill.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Schell City Community Building in the Schell City or the Schell City Volunteer Fire Department in care of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, who were entrusted with the arrangements.