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Vivian Gay Davis

Vivian Gay Davis, 75, of Marietta, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born September 4, 1945, in Austin, Texas, a daughter of Ivan Matthew and Gloria Bay Ballard Smitley, Sr.

Vivian was a graduate of Newport High School and had been employed by Peoples News. Vivian loved her family and to laugh with them and spend time reminiscing. She never forgot a birthday. She loved to read, do crossword puzzles and word Searches, and bird watching.

Vivian is survived by 3 brothers: Ivan, Philip and Matt and 4 sisters: Karen, Rae, Alesia and Gina. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, daughter, Barbara Rae Hart brother, Darrel and sister, Mary Alice.

Private services and burial in Newport Cemetery. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be sent at

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, 90 Mt. Tom Road, Marietta 45750, as she loved animals and wanted all to have homes.