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Emma Catherine Folks Davis

December 25, 1923 ~ July 2, 2021 (age 97)


Cathy passed away on July 2, 2021 at Tyler, Texas. Cathy was born Emma Catherine Reynolds on December 25, 1923, in Three Rivers, Texas, to Arther B. Lewis Reynolds and Pauline Cunningham Reynolds at the James and Sara Cunningham House.

The Cunningham home was built in 1913 and was the first permanent home in the town of Three Rivers. She attended public schools in Three Rivers graduating in 1941. Thereafter, she moved to San Antonio, Texas, to attend Business College where she met Lawrence W. (Larry) Folks. They were married on October 3, 1945. They lived in San Antonio where Larry was in the Insurance Business until 1956, when they moved to Corpus Christi. They remained happily married until Larry’s death on March 13, 1984. Due to declining health, Catherine moved to Tyler with Bruce and Debbie on December 1, 2016. She remained in Tyler until her death on July 2, 2021. Catherine enjoyed traveling, especially to the mountains of Colorado, and spending time with her Grandkids.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lawrence W. Folks. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Anita Pennington, Lytle, Texas.

Cathy is survived by her two sons, Bruce (Deborah), Tyler, Texas, and Brian (Carolyn), Padre Island, Texas.

She also has 8 grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great Granddaughter. A sister, Betty Dickinson from Tilden, Texas, and a brother, Bill Reynolds, from Alice, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews.


Graveside Services for Emma Catherine Folks Davis (Cathy), (97), of (Tyler, Texas), will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021, 1:00pm, at Robstown Memorial Park, 4607 FM 1889. Robstown, Texas, with Rev. Hutch Hudson officiating.

Burial will immediately follow under the direction of Sawyer -George Funeral Home, Corpus Christi, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, Texas, 75201 or charity of choice.



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Graveside Service
July 15, 2021

1:00 PM
Memorial Park Cemetery
4607 FM 1889
Robstown, TX 78380

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