June Southern Davis, 97
Published 8:42 am Friday, July 30, 2021
June Southern Davis, 97, died peacefully in The Woodlands, TX on July 25, 2021. She was born in Harrogate, Tennessee on May 25, 1924. She graduated from Lincoln Memorial University and the University of
Tennessee-Knoxville. She was an analytical chemist at Oak Ridge National Laboratories and later became a teacher in Kentucky and Tennessee. Over the years she taught from kindergarten through high school and was
certified to teach any subject or grade level. For example, she taught high school chemistry, Spanish, and home economics. She also taught middle school math and English and all elementary subjects. After retirement, she
moved to Texas to help care for her grandsons.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Mossie (Estep) and McKenzie (Mac) Southern; sisters, Vonda Rose Estep and Elizabeth (Joy) Sue Barton; nephew, Brian McKenzie Southern; grandparents, Cornelia and Silas Estep
and Malinda and Leander Southern.
She is survived by her daughters, Vonda Lynn Kiplinger, Ph.D. and husband, Alan Lee Kiplinger, Ph.D, and
Teresa Ann Davis, Ph.D. and husband, Thomas Llewellyn Wallace, Ph.D.; grandchildren, Daniel Llewellyn Wallace, R.A. and Ryan Mackenzie Wallace, J.D. and wife, Martha Elena Wallace; great-granddaughter, Sophia Elena
Wallace; brother, Maxwell Lee Southern and wife, Mary Alice Southern; nieces, Kimberly June Damron, Ronda Barton, Melinda Barton, and Kelli Barton; nephew, James Taylor; and great-nephews and -nieces, Alexander
Southern, Brandon Damron, Sabrina Damron, Ally Damron, Stacey Duncan, and Kelsey Neyman.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Coffey Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2 PM. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.