Marla Boone

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SHELBY - Marla Davis Boone, 55, of 2416 S. Lafayette St., went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 13, 2013.

Born Nov. 18, 1957, in Cleveland County, she was the daughter of Reba Cash Davis of Shelby, and the late A.V. Davis. She was a teacher's assistant for Township Three Elementary School for 14 years. In addition to being a loving care giver to many children through the years, Marla, or Mimi as she was affectionately called, and her husband opened their home to nine different foster children since 2007. They adopted two of those children and were also instrumental in persuading others to open their heart and homes through foster care which resulted in the adoption of other children in the program. Marla was an active member of Faith Baptist Church in Shelby, where she served her Lord in several different ministries such as nursery worker, Sunday School teacher, choir member, and bus driver for church activities for all age groups. Marla was quick to share the gospel message with acquaintances and strangers alike and was a faithful prayer warrior. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her, especially her beloved family and church family.

In addition to her father, Marla was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Marsha Davis; and an infant son, Joshua.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 37 years, Charles Steven Boone; son Jeremy Boone and wife Kristin; daughter LeAnna Owens and husband Spencer, all of Shelby; and Nathan, Katrina, and Zoey Boone, all of the home; granddaughters Emma and Layla Boone; two brothers, Wayne Davis and wife Vickie of Mooresboro, Ricky Davis and wife Donna of Blacksburg, SC; one sister, Renee Dyer and husband Clifford of Shelby; and many special nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Faith Baptist Church with Dr. J. Barry Goodman and the Revs. Johnny Owens and Charles Boone offi-ciating.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Faith Baptist Church, and other times at the home of her mother, 2720 S. Post Rd., Shelby.

Burial will be at Cleveland Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church to benefit the children's playground equipment fund, 2738 S. Post Rd., Shelby, NC 28152.

Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent online at www.claybarnette.com.
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Published in Shelby Star on June 15, 2013
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