Jimmie D. Davis Sr. and Thetis W. Davis: Nov. 7 and Nov. 16, 2015
Mr. Jimmie D. Davis Sr., 90, passed away on Nov. 7, 2015, at home. He was followed in death by his wife of 70 years, Thetis Wynnelle Davis, 90, on Nov. 16, 2015.
Born in Andersonville, Ga., they met at age 14 and knew it was love. They married in 1945, at the conclusion of World War II where Mr. Davis served in Italy and received a Purple Heart. They were blessed with five children and moved to Lake Alfred, Fla., in 1964. Mr. Davis was a retired produce inspector with Davis Melon Sales and loved fishing, hunting, and gardening. Mrs. Davis was a homemaker dedicated to her family and church.
They are survived by their children, Thetis A. Cavender of Lake Alfred, Fla., Jimmie D. Davis Jr. (Linda) of Lake Alfred, Fla., and Milton L. Davis (Mariesa) of Raleigh, N.C., as well as 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Davis is also survived by her brother, Howard Holloway of Americus, Ga.
They were preceded in death by their parents, Hearde M. Davis and Imogene Davis and Lucius B. and Harriett A. Holloway, as well as two children, Lucius Addison Davis and Barbara Denise Bishop. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his sisters, Sara Mooney and Francis Lansford, and his brothers, Keim Davis and Hearde M. Davis Jr. (infant). Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her sisters, Juanita Slappey and Ione “Tony” Graves, and her brothers, Leon Holloway Sr. and Huie Holloway.
A graveside memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 5, 2015, at Oak Grove Cemetery.
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Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mr. Jimmie D. Davis Sr. and Mrs. Thetis Wynnelle Davis.