May 8, 1954 - February 5, 2019
Funeral services for Mrs. Dava Giles, 64, of White Oak, Texas will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dale Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Dava Louise Sholmire Giles, passed into the hands of her Heavenly Father on February 5th, 2019. She was born May 8th, 1954 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and adopted into the loving home of Eldred David (Gus) and Louise Hooker Sholmire of Carthage, Texas. She was their only child, and they graciously cared for this cherished daughter. Dava relished the relationships she created over the years with her extended family, the First United Methodist Church of Carthage and Carthage Independent School District. She was a proud member of the Class of 1972. Following high school, she attended Panola College and Stephen F. Austin State University, receiving a degree which allowed her to be a part of so many lives as a speech therapist, special education and life skills teacher. Her students fondly called her "Ms. G" as she helped them navigate life's tasks which many of us take for granted. Ms. Giles taught for Shelbyville, Marshall, Westwood, Overton, and Longview ISDs. In addition she worked at the Bradshaw State Jail to further inmates' education. Dava married Charles Dean Giles in 1976, and to that union their son, David Ross Giles, was born. He was definitely the light of her life. The Charles Ross and Fay Giles family circle enlarged with aunts and uncles, Judy & Duane Baushke, Nancy & Terry Roark, and Gene & Brenda Giles. She adored her nieces, Jennifer, Crista and Cara. Years after Dava's dad passed away, Mrs. Sholmire married Robert D. Sharp, and her family expanded to include step-sisters Pam Allison, Becky Modisette and Donna Rollins. Step-brothers, Bobby Sharp and Jimmy Sharp and numerous nieces and nephews became dear to her. When her stepfather passed away, Dava became caregiver for her mom, Louise. This afforded her the opportunity to spend more time with the Hooker side of the family. She is preceded in death by aunts and uncles, Seth & Alliece Smith, Dan Hooker and Lindy Bousman. Those remaining to cherish Dava's memory are, Charles & Carolyn Hooker and Floy Bousman. Special cousins are Don & Pat Smith, Jan Smith Wilt, Jennifer & Jim Cumbie, and Jeff & Danette Hooker. Dava's life truly came full circle when David married Sabrina Fears. This union brought her two cherished granddaughters, Kenadei and Blakeleigh. They were truly the apple of their Mimi's eye. For the past five years Dava has added many heartfelt friendships through the doctors, nurses, and assistants who cared for her as she became disabled. The hospitals and nursing home facilities blessed her in many ways. Dava's illness has truly allowed us to see God's awesome love for His children and reminds us to imitate His love as we go about our daily lives.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dava Giles, 64, of White Oak, Texas will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dale Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction... View Obituary & Service Information
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