Mary was married to Paul Davidson on Feb. 26, 1949 in Clay Co., Ark. She was employed by the State of Illinois at Fort Massac Boys Camp where she was known as a great cook. Her love and personality touched and influenced the lives of everyone she came in contact with, whether it be at work, church, while camping or traveling. She enjoyed all the blessings God had sent her way.
She attended Anderson Congregational Church. She will be greatly missed but her love will continue in our hearts and memories.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Mary J. House; one son, Sam Castleman and wife Judy; one daughter-in-law, Jane Castleman; one niece, Janice Hemphill; six grandchildren, Cathy Collins and husband Kevin, Brad Castleman and wife Kelley, Kelly House, Sammy Castleman and wife Sally, Kevin Castleman and wife Trish and Shelly Gould and husband Tom; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Davidson; her parents, Giss and Ola Hertter Lauderdale; one son, Bill Castleman; three brothers, Joyce “Goober” Lauderdale, Sammy Lauderdale and infant brother Edward Lauderdale; and two sisters, Marguerite Schmidt and Dorothy Kilpatrick.
Funeral service was held Friday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Gerald Cain officiating.
Burial followed at Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Darrell Ballard, Carol Ballard, Mike Stepter, Darron Searles, Gerald Searles and Tim Winding.