2016-11-17 / Obituaries


James Edwin Davis Sr., 86, of Jackson passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 26, 1929 in Whatley to Edwin Blount and Ethel James Davis. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict and was a mason and member of Santa Fe Lodge #226. A member of Stave Creek Baptist Church, he served as a deacon and on the cemetery committee. He had been employed at Ciba-Geigy for 34 years.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Narvis Davis of Jackson; children, Cynthia (Benny) Tubberville, Jimmy (Susan) Davis, Eric (Gina) Davis, all of Jackson, Mark (Karen) Davis of Thomasville; sister, Ouida Davis Morgan of Fairford; grandchildren, Leigh (Jason) Harrell, Amanda (Josh) Shirley, Catherine (Phillip) Bradley, Jami (Daniel) Whillock, Tiffany (Lee) Goldman, Trey (Christy) Davis, Robert Davis, William Davis, Heather Lowe, Nick (Shea) Lowe and 14 great-grandchildren.

The service was Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at Stave Creek Baptist Church with Revs. Hughie Denton and Josh Shirley officiating. Burial was in the Trinity Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stave Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or the Gideons.

Active pallbearers were his grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Online condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhomehomes.com.

Lathan Funeral Home directed.


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