DeKALB, Texas—Ila B Davis Taylor, 93, of the New Hope community died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in a Mount Pleasant, Texas, nursing home.

Mrs. Taylor was born Feb. 19, 1919, in New Hope. She was a homemaker and member of Bluebells and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burlon M. Taylor; and one daughter, Janet King.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Dean McMillan of Mesquite, Texas, and Vivian and Travis Riddick of DeKalb; one sister, Ima F. Russell of Malta, Texas; five grandchildren, Lori Camp of Wylie, Texas, Lana Barnett of Garland, Texas, Wade King of Wills Point, Texas, Jana Leveritt of Heath, Texas, and Lee Flannery of Hudson Oaks, Texas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bates Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Reeves officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Cemetery Association, 703 County Road 4311, DeKalb, TX 75559.

Online registration is at

batesfamilyfuneralhome.com.



Published: 10/09/2012