Mr. William Eugene Davis, age 82, of near Moorefield, Indiana, entered this life on July 18, 1935, in Pottsboro, Texas, the son of the late, James Henry and Anna Cuba (Sonders) Davis. William was united in marriage on March 4, 1956, in Durant, Oklahoma, to the late, Jo Ann Davis and to this union arrived four daughters to bless their home. William and Jo Ann shared 59 years of marriage together until Jo Ann passed away on December 14, 2015. He was inducted into the United States Navy Reserves and was honorably discharged. William was employed as a hydraulic engineer technician for the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Broken Bow, Oklahoma and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for 36 years. William resided near the Moorefield community for the past six years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. William enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and was an avid reloader and loved the western channel. William passed away at 11:30 am, Thursday, October 26, 2017, at his residence near Moorefield, Indiana. William will be missed by his daughters, Valorie Gallagher and her husband: Peter of Wantage Township, NJ, Mitzie Williams and her husband: Gary of near Moorefield, IN and Melinda Davis and her spouse: Amy Weiglet of Leander, TX; his grandchildren, Shane, Summer, Mitchell, Seth, Raymond and Ryan; his great-grandchildren, Rodney, Bailey and Xander; his brother, A.W. Davis of Denison, TX and his niece, Dudley Kemp of TX.He was preceded in death by his parents, James Henry and Anna Cuba (Sonders) Davis; his wife, Jo Ann (Davis) Davis, died December 14, 2015; his daughter, Vickie Cupit, died November 16, 2006 and his infant grandson.Interment will be held at a later date in the Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Richards returned to action in City’s victory over Wigan in midweek after six months on the sidelines with a knee injury. During his arduous road to recovery he has not only seen the outstanding Pablo Zabaleta firmly establish himself as first-choice right-back, but City’s grip on the Barclays Premier League crown has all but been relinquished. The 24-year-old said: “It has definitely been frustrating, especially when you see United top of the league. After last season I thought we would have kicked on and maybe been a bit better, maybe retained it. We haven’t done that but I think next season we will regroup and hopefully we will get it back.” Manchester City defender Micah Richards admits it has been doubly frustrating to sit on the sidelines and watch Manchester United march towards title glory. Richards went down injured in a victory over Swansea last October, which in itself had been just the fourth game of a comeback from an ankle problem. It has been the most testing time for a player who has been beset by niggling problems in the past but he accepts he must now bide his time behind Zabaleta. The City youth product said: “Five-and-a-half, six months – it is quite frustrating to be out so long. When I came back I was playing really well. Now Zaba has been class this season. It is going to be hard to get back in but you know what football is like, one minute you are in and the next you are out. When I am in I am going to have to take my chance.” Richards, after returning to training three weeks ago, came into the side as Zabaleta was rested after the exertions of last week’s derby defeat of United and Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Chelsea. But with an important trip to Tottenham coming up this weekend, Richards expects Zabaleta to be restored as City further look to cement second place. He said: “I think Zaba is going to be back in after the way he has been playing but if I am called upon I will give 100 per cent. Last time after injury I almost tried to rush back. This time I don’t want to rush back. I want to take it steady and when I am called upon try to do a job. “For me it is just getting back, getting some minutes under my belt, just to play 80 minutes was enough for me for now. “I will just keep training, working hard, trying to get fitter and stronger. Hopefully I will get some more games before the end of the season.” Press Association