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The Morning Herald, Hagerstown, MD, Thu, Feb. 8, 1972
ALICE DOFFLEMYER DAVIS
MT. CRAWFORD, Va.—Mrs. Alice Dofflemyer Davis, 63, wife of Herbert P. Davis of Rt. 1, died Saturday at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was born in Elkton, Va., a daughter of Davis F. and Valeria Shifflett Dofflemyer and was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ and a Sunday School teacher in the church. Besides her husband, she is survived by daughters, Mrs. Richard Derrow of Waynesboro, Va., Mrs. Charles Smith of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Ethel Vesper of Baltimore; Mrs. Rosalie Harding of Elkton, Va.; brother David Dofflemyer of Elkton. Services will be held on Tuesday at 2:30 pm at Bethel United Church of Christ in Eastpoint, Va. The Rev. S. E. Madren will officiate; burial in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the time of the service.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, 1998
ALICE JULIA DAVIS MORRIS
Alice Julia Davis Morris, 67, of Ruckersville, died Feb. 25, 1998, at her home. Born Feb 14, 1931, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Nellie Buck Davis and was the wife of the late Raymond Earl Morris, Sr. Mrs. Morris was a member of Evergreen Church of the Brethren. She loved her grandchildren and raised many of them. Survivors include five daughters, Joyce L. Plumb, Diana L. Crawford, Jaye D. Morris, Laura L. Canipe and Michelle R. Collier, three sons, Raymond E. Morris, Jr., Stephen W. Morris, and Duane D. Morris; one brother, Louis Davis of Baltimore, Md.; 28 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Charlotte Morris. Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a. m. Friday at Evergreen Church of the Brethren with the Rev. David Brunk officiating and Pastor Hartwig assisting. The family will greet friends during the hour prior to the service. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Greene County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 302, Stanardsville, Va. 22973. Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily News Leader, Staunton, VA, Oct. 17, 2002
ALICE SHIFFLETT DAVIS
Alice S. Davis, 78 MINT SPRING - Alice Hazel (Shifflett) Davis died Thursday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Augusta Medical Center. She was born Jan. 30, 1924, at Rockingham County, to Cleatus and Lula (Johnson) Shifflett. She was owner and operator of Davis Home.Survivors include three children, John A. Davis Jr., Roy E. Davis and Shelby D. McDonald. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Henry Funeral Home. Burial will be at Augusta Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 this evening at ... [rest of obit missing]

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Jul. 17, 1990
ALMA SHIFFLETT DAVIS
Alma S. Davis, 81, of Route 33, Stanardsville, died Sunday, July 15, 1990 in a Charlottesville hospital. Born Aug. 30, 1908 in Greene County, she was a daughter of the late Paulus and Sara Ann Shifflett. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Russell Davis. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lois D. and Leabert R. Collier of Stanardsville; two grandsons, Leabert Warren Collier of Charlottesville and David C. Collier of Stanardsville; three great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Scott and Mary Beth Collier; a sister, Zena Morris of Earlysville; and a number of friends and co-workers. Mrs. Davis retired in 1975 from Alexandria Hospital after 20 years and was a homecare and laundry worker in Greene County. She was a member of Cross Roads Episcopal Church and attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ryan Funeral Home of Quinque with interment in Mission Home Cemetery. The Rev. Edwin (Buzzy) Deane will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Apr. 12, 2008
BESSIE DAVIS DEAN LAM
Bessie Davis Dean Lam, 88, of Elkton, died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mrs. Lam was born Jan. 23, 1920, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Charles and Renia Eppard Davis. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a homemaker and seamstress and previously worked for Blue Bell, Sancar, Sleepwear and Genesco. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Reese "Sandy" Lam. Survivors include two sons, Arnold L. Dean and Dwight E. Dean of Elkton; a daughter, Linda Dean Hartley of Newport News; a sister, Orva Taylor of Elkton; a brother, L.L. "Tuck" Davis of Elkton; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The Rev. Warren Grant will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Monday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA or the Elkton Fire Company, P.O. Box 91, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri. Dec. 22, 2006
BETTY D. DAVIS
Betty D. Davis, 67, of Barboursville, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2006. She was born on May 17, 1939, in Barboursville, to the late George Dickerson and Anna Evelyn Deane Dickerson. Betty leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Delmar L. Davis; two sons, Michael Davis and his wife, Margie, of Midlothian, and Randy Davis of Barboursville; two daughters, Karen Sokolowski and her husband, Greg, of Fredericksburg, and Bonnie Davis of Barboursville; one brother, Robert Dickerson and his wife, Iris, of Barboursville; four grandchildren, Axel Davis, Nicole Davis, Mitchell Davis and Adam Sokolowski; one niece, Terri Dickerson; one nephew, Bruce Dickerson; and several other family members. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2006, at the Ryan Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2006, at the Ruckersville cemetery with the Reverend Frank James officiating. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 16, 2003
CARRIE E. DAVIS
Carrie Eddins Maupin Davis, 99, of Boonesville died peacefully on Saturday, November 15, 2003, at home. Born October 24, 1904, she was the last surviving daughter of the late Edward John Thomas Maupin and Willie Margaret Eddins Maupin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Thurman Davis; two sisters, Motie Mary Maupin Flynt and Virginia Lucille Maupin Daugherty; five brothers, Eugene Anderson Maupin, John Lewis Maupin, Herbert Earl Maupin, Vivian Franklin Maupin, and Edward Bezelle "Eddie Boy" Maupin. She is survived by her nephew, whom she considered her son, Dennis L. Davis and his wife, Kathleen; a granddaughter, Deanna Davis VanDerveer and her husband, Robert; and two great granddaughters, Elizabeth Ashley VanDerveer, and Sarah Kathleen Walton VanDerveer; eight nieces Sarah D. Clore, Margaret Bibb and her husband, Stuart, Elizabeth Walker, Lyla Pleasants, Patsy Price and her husband, David, Marjorie Maupin Paul and her husband Jim, Eugenia Maupin Harold and her husband, Roger, and Deanna Maupin Temple; two sisters-in-law, Charlotte (Mrs. Herbert) Maupin and Ruby (Mrs. Vivian) Maupin. Mrs. Davis graduated from Free Union High School on June 2, 1924. She and Russell were married on September 18, 1926, at which time she moved to Boonesville, where at the age 22, she began her lifetime career as Boonesville's Postmaster and proprietor of H.I. Davis and Son general store, at age 70, Mrs. Davis retired from the Postal Service, at this time, she had served as Postmaster for 47 years, longer than any other person in Albemarle County. Following her postal retirement, Mrs. Davis continued to operate H.I. Davis and Son general store, the hub of Boonesville, until the age of 90. After the closing of the store, Mrs. Davis lived with her "son", Dennis and his wife, Kathy until her passing. Mrs. Davis, the self-proclaimed "Mayor of Boonesville", will be remembered for her keen sense of humor, her boundless energy, and as a good business woman. She always had a soft spot in her heart for children. Many will remember, as children, being treated to candy from the store's candy counter. Funeral services will be held at Prize Hill Cemetery Chapel, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2003, with Mr. Rod Chapman and the Rev. Lowell Chaney officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home on St. George Avenue in Crozet, Va. Those who wish may send contributions to the Prize Hill Cemetery Association, Box 218, Free Union, Va. 22940, or to the Hospice of the Piedmont, Suite 200, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Charlottesville, Va. 22911

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Nov. 20, 2008
CARRIE L. DAVIS
C.L. Davis passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2008, at the age of 54. She was born on February 7, 1954, to Howard and the late Catherine LaRue. She is survived by her father and sisters, Alexandra Davis and her husband, Edward, Monica Camfield and her husband, Steve, and her brother, Caleb LaRue and his wife, Bet, plus many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her three children, daughters, Grace Rickenberg and her husband, Chad, Sarah Goode and her husband, Greg, and her son, Jesse Gibson and his wife, Meaghan. In addition, she had three grandchildren, Anthony Goode, Clara Goode and Sophie Gibson. C.L. Davis was the owner of Gem Art, a small business of hand-made jewelry that started as a hobby and became her life's passion. C.L. was dearly loved and will be greatly misse

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Aug. 24, 2004
CECIL DAVID DAVIS
Cecil David Davis, 66, of Elkton, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at his home. Mr. Davis was born Sept. 21, 1937, in Elkton, and was a son of the late David S. and Gladys Wood Davis. He retired from Loften Corporation (Wayne Manufacturing), where he was a quality control engineer. He served in the U.S. Army following the Korean War and was a member of the Shenandoah Moose Lodge. His first wife, Phyllis Lam Davis, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Weihe Davis, whom he married June 19, 1975; a daughter, Tammy McMillen of Elkton; a brother, George V. Davis of Elkton; four sisters, Clara Baugher and Margie Shifflett, both of Elkton, Edith Davis of McGaheysville and Janice Coffelt of Woodstock and two grandchildren. The Rev. Alva Hurley will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial will follow at the Koontz Cemetery on Naked Creek. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the Davis home at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to RMH Hospice, 235 Cantrell Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or the Jollett Bible Mission, P.O. Box 513, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Pocahontas Times, Marlinton, Pocahontas Co., WV, Jun. 10, 1982
CHARLES PAGE DAVIS
Charles P. Davis, 79, of Marlington, died of a heart attack Sunday, Jun 6, 1982. He was the son of the late Charles Robert and Lucy Frances Beverage Davis. Surviving him are his wife, Edith Mitt Beverage Davis; three daughters, Edith Mae Beverage, of Summersville, Eva Jane Mullens, of Driftwood, Pennsylvania, and Neva Lee Shifflett, of Richmond, Virginia; eight grandchildren; a sister, Blanche E. Waugh, Marlington; five brothers, Lawrence W., Leo, and Floyd F. Davis, all of Marlington, Carl C., Cass, and Clarence R. Davis, Buckeye. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the VanReenen Funeral Home by Rev. B. B. Mitcham, with burials in Mountain View Cemetery.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Feb. 28, 2002
CHRISTINE ELIZABETH DEAN DAVIS
Christine Elizabeth Davis, 84, of Bridgewater, died Feb. 27, 2002, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mrs. Davis was born April 13, 1917, in Rockingham County, near Elkton, and was the daughter of the late Joseph Henry and Hester Florence Lam Dean. Mrs. Davis had lived in Grottoes before moving to Bridgewater Retirement Community in January. She retired from Ethan Allen in Bridgewater and was a member of the Church of Solsburg near Elkton. Her husband, Fred E. Davis, died Jan. 15, 1985. Mrs. Davis is survived by four sons, Roy Lee Davis and Stephen W. Davis, both of Mount Crawford, Carl R. Davis, McGaheysville, and Danny S. Davis, Lottsburg; two daughters, Betty Morris, Harrisonburg, and Jenalee Breeden, Elkton; three sisters, Arbutus Meadows, Irene Shifflett, and Kathlyn Morris, all of Elkton; 12 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by a son, Ernest F. Davis; a sister, Ruby V. Dean; and three brothers, Joseph H. Dean Jr., Leon H. Dean, and Leo J. Dean. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Elk Run Cemetery, followed by a 3 p.m. memorial service at the Church of Solsburg. The Rev. Morgan Kinney and Rev. Jeff Hicks will conduct the services. The family will receive friends 7 to 8 this evening (Thursday) at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home at Elkton.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 8, 1993
CLARA HUNT DAVIS
Clara Hunt Davis, 55, of Route 1, Earlysville, died Saturday, Aug 7, 1993 at her residence. Born in Charlottesville on Jan. 26, 1938, she was a daughter of Elizabeth Marsh Hunt and the late Henry Madison Hunt. Mrs. Davis worked for many years with General Electric. In addition to her mother, survivors include her beloved husband, John E. Davis of Earlysville; her daughter, Paula Anne West of Charlottesville; her son, Henry Bruce Hunt of Crozet; five grandchildren, Larry, Benjamin, Jason, Jeremy, and Adam; one sister Elizabeth Lilly of Charlottesville; and many other family and friends who will cherish her memory. A special thanks to Dr. Gordon Morris for his compassion and concern while caring for Mrs. Davis.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Dec. 10, 2005
CLAUDIA DAVIS
Claudia "Retha" Davis, 82, of Charlottesville, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at her residence. Born Aug. 27, 1923, in Greene County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel Frazier and Lucy Conley Frazier. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lizzie Sprouse; and two brothers, Gilbert Frazier and Raymond Frazier. Retha was a homemaker and a member of Southside Church of God. Surviving her are her husband of 48 years, John Davis, of Charlottesville; three sons, Roger Morris and his fiancée, Linda, of Charlottesville, Gregory Morris and his wife, Brenda, of Charlottesville, and Karl Davis and his wife, C. L., of Charlottesville; two sisters, Lila Sandridge and Rachel Wells, both of Charlottesville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, in the Hill & Wood Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Hudson officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at the funeral home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Jul. 22, 2005
DAVID ALAN DAVIS
Davis Alan Davis, 40, of Barboursville, died Tuesday July 19, 2005, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Born Feb. 4,1965, in Charlottesville, Va., he was the son of the late Lewis Henry Davis Jr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Michael Davis. Mr. Davis was a member of Union Grove Christian Church, a graduate of Orange County High School, and was employed by the University of Virginia housing department. He is survived by his mother, Hazel Breeden Davis; his wife, Karen Coffey Davis; one daughter, Alease Brooks Davis, all of Barboursville; one sister, Donna Davis Payne and her husband, Larry, of Somerset. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday July 25, 2005, from the Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange, with interment in Graham Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Brumett will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2005, at the Preddy Funeral Chapel, 250 W. Main St. Orange, Va.

The Daily News Record Harrisonburg, VA, 1998
DAVID NEWTON DAVIS
David Newton (Dave) Davis, 55, of 156 Skyview Circle, Verona, (VA.) died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 12, 1942, in Charlottesville, a son of the late Wilmer Newton and Thelma (Shifflett) Davis. Mr. Davis was employed by First Virginia Bank. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves and from the Civil Air Force Patrol, where he had served in the Virginia Wing, Middle East Liaison Region. He attended Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty (Western) Davis; two daughters, Shelia LaVonne (Davis) Cook of Swansboro N.C.; and Tammy Renee Davis of Staunton; a stepson, Keith Rexrode of Mt. Sidney; a stepdaughter, Deborah Cline of Staunton; three sisters, Evelyn Wiseman of Crimora, Irma Craig of New Hope, and Josephine Boyd of Ararat; two grandsons, Chad Ellis Valez and Christopher Devon Davis-Bunt; five stepgrandchildren; two great-stepgrandchildren; a special nephew, Michael Davis; and a special poodle, GeGe. He was preceded in death by a brother, Carthon Wilmer Davis, on April 20, 1975. A service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 1998, in Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church by the Rev. John Mark Stanley. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by a detachment from Bolling Air Force Base. Active pallbearers will be his nephews-Michael Davis, Randy Craig, Dwight Craig, Mitchell Wiseman, William Wiseman, Danny Boyd, Jerry Boyd, Glenn Boyd and James Boyd. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Eskridge, Charles Edwards, Donald McFall, Burlin Smiley, Miles Willett, Gene Stokes, Dorsey Kelley, Wade Woolfrey, Randy Smith, Brice Armstrong, Susie Dove, Amy Stogdale, Jim Johnson, Timmy Rankin, Randy Huffer, Time Botkin and his co-workers at the First Virginia Bank. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Funeral Home and at other times at the residence. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Staunton-West Augusta County Unit, c/o Mrs. John O. Arey, 325 Driscoll St., Staunton, VA. 24401 or to the Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church, Ft. Defiance, Va. 24437.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Sep. 8, 2005
DAVID THOMAS DAVIS
David Thomas Davis, 90, of the Figsboro Community in Martinsville, Va., went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005. He was born May 7, 1915, in Greene County, Va., the son of the late William and Mary Nettie Dean Davis. Mr. Davis was retired from the City of Martinsville City Prison Farm, where he had served since the early 1950s. He served as superintendent for many years until his retirement. Before his employment at the Martinsville City Prison Farm, Mr. Davis served as a guard with the Old State Convict Road Force. Mr. Davis was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. He taught Sunday school and served as a deacon. He was later named Deacon emeritus of the church. In addition to serving his state and community, Mr. Davis and his wife, Lilie, raised a family of nine children. He is survived by his wife, Lilie Morris Davis of the home, and children, Delmar Davis of Martinsville; Orville Davis and wife, Mary, of Martinsville; Elvin Davis and wife, Karen of Princess Anne, Md.; Gene Davis and wife, Carolyn, of Indian Trail, N.C.; Janice D. Morris and husband, Emory, of Fulks Run, Va.; Linda D. Morris and husband, Ed, of Richmond, Va.; Norma "Lee" Davis of Richmond, Va.; Robert Davis and wife, Suzanne, of Jamestown, N.C.; and Tony Davis and wife, Debbie, of Harrisburg, N.C. In addition to his wife, and children, Mr. Davis is survived by 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mr. Davis is also survived by a sister, Irene Kuntz of Harrisonburg, Va.; and very special friends, Lorraine McPeake of Eden, N.C., and David and Sharon Rea of Ridgeway. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Wilson, Otis, and Cecil Davis. Funeral services will be held at Norris Funeral Services, 1500 Kings Mountain Road, Martinsville, Va., Saturday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Mike Campbell and Rev. Linwood Lavinder will officiate. Interment will be at Roselawn Burial Park, Martinville, Va. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Sept. 9, between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. and at other times at the home of Orville and Mary Davis, 372 Muddy Fork Road, Martinsville, Va. Memorials may be made to the Snow Creek Rescue Squad, 7049 Snow Creek Road, Penhook, VA 24137.

The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, VA, Nov. 15, 2005
DONNA DAVIS SHULL
Donna Davis Shull, 60, of Fairfield, died Sunday, November 13, 2005 in the Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville. Ms. Shull was born on May 11, 1945 in Rockbridge Co., and was a daughter of the late Matthew Ellis Davis, Sr. and Gladys Shifflett Davis. She was a member of the Timber Ridge (Old Stone) Presbyterian Church and was a retired LPN for Western State Hospital. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Matthew E. Davis, Jr., and Gary Michael Davis. Ms. Shull is survived by one son, Richard D. (Richie) Shull, Jr., of Fairfield; three sisters, Mary Davis (Connie) Hostetter, of Fairfield, Shirley Davis Allen, Janice Davis Barger, both of Buena Vista; four nieces; two nephews; four great-nephews; and four great-neices. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 in the Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Ann Pettit officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the South River Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 203, Fairfield, Va. 24435. Arrangements by the Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Feb. 3, 1978
DORMAN LEWIS DAVIS
ELKTON — Dorman Lewis Davis, 54, of 104 Spotswood Ave., Elkton died Thursday morning at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was born July 18,1923 at Elkton and was a son of David S. and Gladys Mae Wood Davis of Rt. 2, Elkton. Mr. Davis worked for A. B. Torrence and Co. and was a veteran of World War II. On March 21, 1951, he married the former Roberta Hammer, who died Nov. 26,1974. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are three sons, Garland, Ronnie and Douglas Wayne Davis, all of Elkton; one stepson, Richard L. Strickler of Elkton; five sisters, Janice Cofflett of Woodstock, Clara Baugher, Margie Shifflett and Lena Davis, all of Elkton, and Edith Davis of McGaheysville; four brothers, Cecil, Vincent, Mavon and Leroy Davis, all of Elkton, and two step-granddaughters. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Solsburg by the Rev. Morgan Kinney. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery with graveside rites by the Gooden Brothers Veterans of Foreign Wars P6st 9292. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Saturday at the Brill Funeral Home. Friends also may call at the Davis home.


The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Nov. 23, 1977
EDITH WALTON DAVIS
BOONESVILLE – Mrs. Edith Walton Davis, 67, died Tuesday. Born in Albemarle County, she was the wife of Ira Tucker Davis and a daughter of the late James T. Walton and Lucy B. Walton. Mrs. Davis is survived by seven sisters; Mrs. Ruby Knight of Boonesville, Mrs. Helen Hall of Crozet, Mrs. Nellie Ford of Boonesville, Mrs. Sophia Young of Grottoes, Mrs. Pauline Corbin, Mrs. Alease Bruce and Mrs. Kathleen Lamb all of Crozet, two brothers; Nelson Walton of Boonesville and Raymond Walton of Westminster, Maryland. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Episcopal Church and was a retired housewife. Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Thursday at the Gentry Methodist Church conducted by Rev. James Godwin and Rev. William Mengibier. The family will receive friends at Anderson Funeral Home Chapel from 7:00 to 9:00 tonight. The family suggests donations be made to the Albemarle County Rescue Squad.

The Pocahontas Times, Marlinton, WV, Oct. 26, 2000
EDITH MITT DAVIS
Edith Mitt Davis, age 93, of Emporium, Pennsylvania, formerly of Marlinton, died Saturday, October 21, 2000, at Guy and Mary Felt Manor in Emporium. Mrs. Davis was the widow of Page Davis. She was born in Marlinton April 16, 1907, the daughter of the late Boude E. and Effie Loudermilk Beverage. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Loudermilk, three brothers, Lee Beverage, Frank Beverage, and Dan Beverage, and a granddaughter, Linda Mullens. Surviving her are three daughters, Edith Beverage, of Urbanna, Virginia, Eva Jane Mullens, of Emporium, and Neva Shifflett, of Richmond, Virginia; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in Mountain View Cemetery by Robert Mann. Visitation will be at VanReenen Funeral Home before the services on Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p. m.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jul. 4, 2002
ELIZABETH DAVIS FRAZIER
Mrs. Elizabeth Davis Frazier, 83, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, in Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C. Born June 8, 1919, she was the daughter of the late George and Emma Wood Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth M. Frazier. She is survived by her niece, Catherine Beasley of Washington, D.C.; and her sisters, Edna Saunders of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Ruth Davis of Johnstown, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Tuesday at Hopewell Baptist Church, Rapidan, the Rev. Howard Butler officiating. Interment will be in the Hopewell Baptist Church cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Satchell's Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

The Greene County Record, Stanardsville, VA, Dec. 21, 1967
ELIZABETH DAVIS LAWSON
Mrs. William Lawson
Mrs. Elizabeth Davis Lawson died Monday, December 18, 1967, in the Orange -Gordonsville Hospital. She was 82. Native of Greene County, she was born August 29, 1885, daughter of the late Jack and Julie Lawson Davis. She was the widow of William Mahone Lawson. Survivors are three sons, Mike Lawson of Orange, Albert J. Lawson of Gordonsville, and Hugh E. Lawson of Greensboro, N.C.; four daughters, Mrs. Bernice L. Crismond of Culpeper, Mrs. Cleo L. Hughes of San Diego, Cal., Mrs. Doris L. Hoffman of Gordonsville, and Mrs. Ann Lawson of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Howard Davis of Lorton and Sol Davis of Charlottesville; a sister, Mrs. Frank J. Marsh of Charlottesville; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held today, Thursday at two o'clock graveside in Maplewood Cemetery, Gordonsville.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 15, 2005
ELIZABETH WALKER DAVIS
Elizabeth Walker Davis, 79, of Gordonsville died Saturday, Nov.13, 2004 at her residence. She was born March 13, 1925 in Louisa County, and was a daughter of the late Arthur Filo Walker and Frances Adams Walker. She was married to the late Roy James Davis and was a member of the Gordonsville Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis is survived by two sons, Ray Davis of Gordonsville and Gary Davis and his wife, Sandy, of Rhoadesville; two sisters, Gracie Rosson and Ethel Blanken Baker both of Orange; two grandchildren, Emily Davis and Jessica Davis both of Rhoadesville; brother-in-law, Roy Williams and his wife, Lorraine, of Charlottesville; two sisters-in-law, Beatrice Powell of Gordonsville and Joyce Ann Corbin and her husband, Dennis, of Charlottesville; four nephews, Randolph Miller and his wife, Susie, of Orange, Danny Henry and his wife, Laurie, of Palmyra, Jerome Henry and his wife, Sandy, of Orange, David Richardson of Montana; two nieces, Jeanette Herndon and her husband, Kenny, of Gordonsville, Janet Peyton of Stanardsville; and cousins, Snow Harris and Kay Walker both of Glen Allen. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Elvin Walker, Bradley Walker, Rabbie Walker; and four sisters, Nora Richardson, Pauline Williams, Gladys Miller and Callie Walker. The family would like to thank Dr. Peyton Taylor and nurse, Paula-Rowan-Page and all of the staff of the UVA Health Services Oncology Department. Nurse Tonie Fincham of Culpeper Hospital Family Home Care and to all of her many loyal friends in her community. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004 at the Gordonsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Glen Plott and the Rev. Marilyn Spencer and interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Gordonsville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gordonsville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 926, Gordonsville, VA 2942.

The Newsleader, Augusta Co., VA, Thu, Mar. 24, 2005
ELSIE TISDALE SHIFFLETT DAVIS
STUARTS DRAFT -- Elsie (Tisdale) Shifflett Davis, of 53 View Drive, died Tuesday (March 22, 2005) at King's Daughters' Community Health and Rehabilitation Center, Staunton. She was born Nov. 17, 1922, at Augusta County, to Floyd H. and Bessie (Brooks) Tisdale. She retired from the former Waynesboro Community Hospital and St. Luke's Assisted Care Residence. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John Shifflett; her second husband, Theodore Robert Davis; and two sisters, Jeanette Nelson and Violet Grepps. Survivors include two sons, Norman Shifflett of Stuarts Draft and Victor Shifflett of Waynesboro; a daughter, Sherry Dawson of Stuarts Draft; three brothers, Maynard R. Tisdale of Staunton, Thomas Tisdale of Stuarts Draft and Carl Tisdale of Newbern, N.C.; and a sister, Evelyn Shifflett of Pottstown, Pa. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at White Hill Church of the Brethren. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:30 to 9:30 this evening at Reynolds Funeral Home, Stuarts Draft.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, May 10, 2002
EMMA GEORGIA DAVIS SHIFFLETT
Emma Georgia Davis Shifflett, 90, of Earlysville, died Wednesday May 8, 2002, in a local nursing home. Born in Albemarle County on June 2, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest T. Shifflett; one daughter, Lucille Marie Fitzgerald; one son, Ernest Aubrey Shifflett; and two brothers, Jasper and Tucker Davis. Mrs. Shifflett was a member of Pine Ridge Church of the Brethren and was retired from Sperry Marine. Many will remember her prized garden where she spent hours daily tending her vegetables. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Davis and her husband, Bob, of Earlysville; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holly Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Randolph Shifflett officiating. The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:30 this evening at the Teague Funeral Home. The family would like to thank Dr. Samuel Caughron and the staff of Heritage Hall Nursing Home for their love and care of Mrs. Shifflett.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, May 25, 2002
ENNIS DAVIS HANEY
Ennis Davis Haney, 98, of Earld Farms, Ruckersville, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at home. He was born Feb. 16, 1904, in Greene County, the son of the late George A. and Haseltine Powell Haney. He was a retired employee of Sprint Telephone Co., a member of the Piedmont Stella Masonic Lodge No. 50 for 69 years, the Greene County Republican Committee, and Westover Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 65 years, Frances Deane Haney; three brothers, Everette, Ovel, and George S. "Pete"; and one sister, Beulah H. Garrison. He is survived by a son, George W. Haney of Ruckersville; two daughters, Barbara D. Haney of Mechanicsville, and Betty H. Woodward and her husband, Clement L. Woodward, of Richmond; a grandson, William Overton Woodward and his wife, Leslie G. Woodward; and two great-grandchildren, Will and Catherine Woodward, all of Alexandria; and a brother, Edwin B. "Jack" Haney of Stanardsville; two sisters, Madeline H. Salony of Hollywood, Fla., and Frances H. Sims of Greensboro, N.C. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday morning at Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque, with interment in Stanardsville Cemetery with Masonic Rites. The Rev. Lindsay Walton will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be given to the Ennis D. and Frances Deane Haney Memorial Scholarship Fund at William Monroe High School, P.O. Box 358, Stanardsville, Va. 22973.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Jun. 15, 1998
ERNEST FRED DAVIS
Ernest Fred Davis, 60, 3945 Rockfish Road, Grottoes, died Sunday, June 14, 1998) at his home. Mr. Davis was born March 31, 1938, in Rockingham County and was a son of Christine Dean Davis and the late Fred Edward Davis. He was educated in Rockingham County and was employed by the Augusta County School System in maintenance for 23 years. He was an antique enthusiast and had a booth at Dusty’s Antiques in Mount Sidney. He lived most of his married life in the Mount Meridian community. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Norma Wood Davis, whom he married July 23, 1961; two daughters, Karen Shah and Donna Petry, both of Verona; four brothers, Roy and Steve Davis, both of Mount Crawford, Danny Davis, Harriston, and Ray Davis, McGaheysville; two sisters, Betty Morris, Harrisonburg, and Jenalee Breeden, Elkton; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. The Rev. Richard A. Forbes Jr. will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Edgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lindsey Weyers Cave Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Grottoes Rescue Squad.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, Apr. 4, 1958
ETHEL DAVIS SHIFFLETT
Ethel Davis Shifflett, 83, of Elkton died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at MontVue Nursing Home in Luray where she had been a resident since Dec. 1, 2000. Mrs. Shifflett was born Dec. 13, 1917, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late John and Kate Lawson Davis. She attended Swift Run School in her youth and was a member of Beldor Mennonite Church. Her husband, Elmer Lee Shifflett, died April 3, 1958. Survivors include a son, Floyd I. "Jack" Shifflett and wife Helen of Grottoes; a daughter, Lois Bailey and husband Doug of Elkton; two sisters, Ruby Dean of Elkton and Marie Eppard of Charlottesville; four grandchildren, Lisa Blosser, Brenda Lam, Donna Shifflett and Mark Shifflett, all of Elkton and three great-grandchildren, Brandi Blosser, B. L. Blosser and Jessica Lam, all of Elkton. She was preceded in death by a son, Elmer Lee Shifflett Jr. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan. 21, by the Revs. Adonna Nissley and Harold Lahman at Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial was in Elk Run Cemetery.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Nov. 12, 2012
EUGENE WAYNE DAVIS
Eugene Wayne Davis, 80, of Elkton, peacefully passed away Nov. 9, 2012, at home after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. Born Jan. 30, 1932, in Elkton, he was the only child of Vada Pauline Lam Davis and Donald Vernice Davis, of Elkton. He graduated from Elkton High School in 1950, and served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Belvoir, Va. In 1954, he married Lois Geneva Croft of Shenandoah. She passed away in March 1999. He is survived by four children, Steven Eugene Davis and wife, Kim, of Mt. Crawford, Debra Davis Thompson and husband, Clayton Robertson, of Harrisonburg, Rebecca Lynn Davis of Elkton, and Cynthia Lee Legg and husband, Dave Legg, of Bridgewater; six grandsons, Steven Scott Davis, Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, and wife, Kate, of Virginia Beach, Christopher Michael Bryant and wife, Jennifer, of Port Republic, Donald Lee Kite and wife, Sara, of Grottoes, Kevin Wayne Kite and wife, Jennifer, of Tampa, Fla., Daryl Alan Kite of Elkton, and Chad Michael Kite, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army, and fiancé, Jackie Ringler, of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; five granddaughters, Tiffany Leigh Burner and husband, Phil, of Mt. Crawford, Valerie Anne Hensley of Elkton, Brandi Nicole Davis and boyfriend, Josh Alexander, of Covington, Caitlyn Renee Davis of Mt. Crawford, and Sara Michelle Davis of Bridgewater; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving canine companion, Patches. He was a loving and giving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He worked briefly for the Newport News Shipyard, but spent most of his working years with, and retired from, Westinghouse — later McQuay — in Verona. Called “Gene,” by many, he lived his entire life in the Elkton area and was known as a farmer, mechanic and tractor lover. Over the years, he plowed hundreds of gardens and snow-covered lanes and driveways for his neighbors. He loved farming, NASCAR racing, the Washington Redskins, animals, working on tractors and cars, and spending time with his family. The family is especially appreciative of the attention he received from his youngest grandchild, Sara, during his illness. She spent many hours sitting with him and teaching him to play games on her iPad. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends and family may call on any of the children at their homes or at their father’s homeplace, 3945 Park Way, Elkton. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to RMH Hospice, RMH Hahn Cancer Center, or the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Apr. 13, 1984
EULA DAVIS SANDRIDGE
Eula D. Sandridge, 79, resident of Crozet, died April 13, 1984 at her home. She was born in Free Union, Va. On Jan. 14, 1905, daughter of the late Alexander and Nora Davis. Widow of Albert L. Sandridge of Crozet. Survived by two sons, William D. Sandridge of Crozet and Albert D. Sandridge of Charlottesville; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Funeral will be 2 p. m. Sunday, April 15, 1984 at the Crozet United Methodist Church, Crozet. Interment will follow at the Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church Cemetery, White Hall. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p. m. Sat. evening at the Anderson Funeral Home, Crozet.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Dec. 13, 2008
FRANCES HARLOW DAVIS
Frances Harlow Davis, 93, of Elkton, passed away Dec. 11, 2008, at Bridgewater Home. Mrs. Davis was born Jan. 1, 1915, in McGaheysville, and was the daughter of the late John S. and Lena Breeden Harlow. She was a homemaker and had worked at Sleepwear in Elkton for a number of years. Mrs. Davis was a hard worker and a kind woman who had a great love for her family. On Dec. 24, 1930, she married Conrad Luther Davis, who preceded her in death on May 15, 1980. Mrs. Davis is survived by a son, Ray J. Davis of Elkton; a daughter, Patricia D. Clewis of Fishersville; a sister, Ruby H. Wagner of McGaheysville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a number of stepgreat-grandchildren; and one son-in-law, Kenneth H. Flick. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy D. Flick of Elkton; a son-in-law, Henry Clewis of Fishersville; two brothers, John Sidney Harlow and John Samuel Harlow Jr. and two sisters, Nellie Smith and Ruth Brown. Pastor Jim Kite will conduct the funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the home of her granddaughter, Kathy Grubbs, 1846 Bethel Church Road, Elkton, Va. Online condolences may be sent to the Davis family at www.kygers.com.

The Roanoke Times, Roanoke VA, Apr. 23, 1991
GLADYS SHIFFLETT DAVIS
BUENA VISTA - Gladys Shifflett Davis, age 72, died April 22, 1991, in a Lexington hospital. She was born in Rockbridge County August 7, 1918, the daughter of the late George W. and Verbia Parker Shifflett. She was the widow of the late Matthew E. Davis. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. John S. (Connie) Hostetter and Mrs. Richard (Donna) Shull, both of Fairfield; Ms. Shirley Patterson and Ms. Janice Barger, both of Buena Vista; one sister, Mrs. Laura Hamilton, Flint,... [rest of obit missing]

The Charleston Gazette Online, Charleston WV, Jul. 26, 1999
HELEN V. DAVIS
MASON - Helen V. Davis, 81, of Mason died July 25, 1999, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant. She was a nurse's aide at Lakin State Hospital, a member of Mason County Historical Society, and a member of Mason United Methodist Women, where she was a member of Sunshine Class. Surviving: son, William A. "Bill" Jr. of Mason; brother, Harold L. Shiflet of Mason; stepsister, Dorothy Lamb of Carroll, Ohio; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. Damon Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sep. 30, 1976
HIRAM DAVIS SHIFFLETT, JR.
STANARDSVILLE - Hiram Davis Shifflett Jr., 74, died Friday in Geer. He was born Feb. 13,1898, in Greene County, a son of the late Hiram D. Shifflett Sr., and Mittie Cline Shifflett. Mr. Shifflett is survived by his wife Marion Edith Shifflett; three sons, Frank Shiflett of Bridgewater, Carl and Raymond O. Shifflett of Geer; three brothers, Clarence Shifflett of White Hall, Sandy Shifflett of Orange and Dennis Shifflett of Stanardsville; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Raines of Dyke, Mrs. Annie Shifflett of Stanardsville and Mrs. Mamie Green of California, and 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at 2pm in Evergreen Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in the Stanardsville Cemetery. Ryan-Estes Funeral Home of Stanardsville was in charge of arrangements.

The Newsleader, Staunton, Augusta Co., VA, Jul. 13, 2007
IRMA MARIE DAVIS CRAIG
STAUNTON — Irma Marie Davis Craig, 70, of 2469 Laurel Hill Road, Staunton, died Saturday, July 7, 2007 at Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville. She was born November 30, 1936 in Augusta County, daughter of the late Wilmer Newton Davis and Thelma Lee Shifflett Davis. As a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, she was active in numerous activities. Mrs. Craig worked at the Fishburne Drug Store and Coffey's Store. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Carthon W. and David Newton Davis. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, C. Wade Craig; two sons, William Randall "Randy" Craig and wife Brenda of Sandy Hook and Dwight Alan Craig and wife April of Staunton; six grandchildren, Julia Baldwin and husband James, Matthew Craig, Leah Craig, C. Hunter Craig, Brittany Craig and Cheyanne Craig; three great-grandchildren, Seth Baldwin, Jacob Baldwin, and Adam Baldwin; two sisters, Evelyn Lee Wiseman and husband Kennie of Crimora and Josephine Ellen Boyd of Ararat; two brothers-in-law, Ronnie Harris and Keith Pitchford; four sisters-in-law, Sylvia Harris, Elizabeth Carter, Judy Fisher, Anna Craig and her daughters; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2007 at McDow Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at the funeral home by the Rev. R. Douglas Gunsalus. Interment will follow in Augusta Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be John Daniel "Danny" Boyd, Jerry Lee Boyd, Glen Howard Boyd, James Elbert Boyd, Mitchell Neal Wiseman, William "Bill" Kennie Wiseman, Bobby Joe Davis and Michael "Mikey" Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Movista Lynn Utt, Donita Kay Harrison, Teresa Iseli, Debbie Alhizer, Sheila Cook, Tammy Davis, Shanda Fitzgerald, Karen Harris, Chrissy Fauber, Debbie Lee Via, Keithy Pitchford, Larry Pitchford and Lisa Bistol. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope United Methodist Church.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Mar. 26, 1963
J. WARREN DAVIS
BOONESVILLE - J. Warren Davis, an employee of the state for nine years, died last night at his home. He was 72. Davis also carried mail from Charlottesville to Boonesville. A son of the late Charlie and Jane Shifflett Davis, he was born Dec. 15, 1890, in Rockingham County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nettie M. Davis; two brothers, Arthur Davis of Parsons, W. Va. and George Davis of Eureka, Mont.; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Prize Hill Church in Boonesville with burial in the church cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Jan. 10, 2007
JAMES H. DAVIS
James H. "Jim" Davis, 75, of Charlottesville, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 8, 2007, at his home. Born June 9, 1931, in Charlottesville, he was a son of the late Maggie Lawson Davis and Lyle Davis. He was also preceded in death by his brother, William Randolph Davis. Jim spent a lifetime devoted to his family and the youth of Charlottesville and the surrounding areas. He spent 15 years coaching Monticello youth football, 11 years coaching Little League Baseball and four years coaching Babe Ruth baseball. In addition to his years spent coaching, he also served as the local Babe Ruth baseball commissioner for 12 years. He was also a high school basketball official for many years. For nearly his entire adult life, he has been a fixture at local high school sporting events for nearly every sport. In recent years, he was an usher at various University of Virginia sporting events and was well known at University of Virginia football practices. Jim always enjoyed meeting and talking with people. Above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his family and being a loving grandfather. Over the course of his lifetime he has touched and influenced many people and it is for this that he will always be lovingly remembered. Jim is survived by his wife, Margaret Arlene Davis of Charlottesville; his three sons, Robert E. Davis, R. Neil Davis, and M. Matthew Davis and his wife, Dawn, all of Charlottesville. He is also survived by his grandsons, Kevin Davis, Zack Davis, Brian Davis and Myles Davis; a granddaughter, Lauren Davis; a step granddaughter, Alicia Parolisi; and a granddaughter, Shannon Stoneburner. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2007, at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Sidney Craig officiating. Interment will follow in Monticello Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at the funeral home. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.hillandwood.com.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Dec. 20, 2002
JOHN EDWARD DAVIS
John Edward Davis, 70, of Earlysville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, in Earlysville. He was born March 31, 1932, a son of the late Willis and Rocenia Morris Davis. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Clara H. Davis; a sister, Hazel O'Dell Davis. He is survived by two children, Paula Hunt West of Greene County and Bruce Hunt of Crozet; two brothers, Roy Jr. Davis of Foxboro, Mass., and George Wilfred Davis of Charlottesville; two aunts, Fannie Thomas of Ruckersville and Jannie Davis Frazier of Charlottesville; an uncle, Ray Orbert Davis of Earlysville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Free Union Church of the Brethren Cemetery the Rev. Mark Holder will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911. Special thanks to Hospice of the Piedmont's Ann Massie, who is a wonderful nurse, and to Tracy and Tina, who also are wonderful aides.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Apr. 21, 1991
JOHN WILLIS DAVIS
John Willis Davis, 84, of Earlysville, died Friday, April 19, 1991, at the home of his niece, Louise Lawson, who had cared for him during his illness. He was born Jan. 7, 1907 in Albemarle County, the son of the late Edward Davis and Janie Herring Davis. His wife was the late Rocinia Morris, Davis. Survivors include three sons, John Edward Davis of Earlysville, Roy J. Davis of Foxboro, Mass. and George W. Davis of Charlottesville; three brothers, Moses L. Davis of Charlottesvile, Orbit Davis of Ruckersville and Randolph Davis of Earlysville; three sisters, Vertie Davis of Earlysville, Janie Frazier of Charlottesville, Fannie Davis Thomas of Ruckersville; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Hazel Odell Davis, two brothers, Ermond Davis and Robert Davis; and a sister Merlene Shifflett.ddRyan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete. Note - John Willis Davis and his wife, Rocinia Morris Davis, are buried in the Free Union Church of the Brethren. Rocinia is the d/o Jehovah Morris and Hettie Jane Morris.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA, Fri, Jan. 18, 1974
JOHN WILMER DAVIS
ELKTON - John Wilmer Davis, 88, a retired farmer of Rt. 3, Elkton died Thursday morning at Rockingham Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient six weeks. He had not been well for several years. Mr. Davis was born March 21, 1885 at Swift Run and was a son of the late Samuel and Martha Eaton Davis. He lived all his life at Swift Run. His wife, the former Kate Lawson, survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Shifflett and Mrs. Ruby Dean, both of Rt. 3, Elkton, Mrs. Fleta Hensley of Rt. 1, Elkton and Mrs. Marie Eppard of Charlottesville; a sister, Mrs. Annie Davis of West Virginia; a brother, George Davis of Elkton; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Upper Room by the Rev. Johnny Hensley. Burial will be in the Davis family cemetery at Swift Run. The body is at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home where the family will receive friends 7—8 p.m. today.  See Wife Kate's Obit

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Jul. 1, 2005
JOSEPH THOMAS DAVIS
Joseph "Boots" Thomas Davis, 82, of Red Oak Road, Orange, Va., died June 29, 2005. Born Dec. 16, 1922, in Madison County, Va., he was the son of the late Hiram Joseph Davis and Ethel Frances Ryder Davis. He is also preceded in death by a sister, Violet Wharton. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Irene Bradbury Davis of Orange County; two daughters. Betty Ann Shifflett and her husband, Mack, of Barboursville, and Dora Lynne Davis of Orange; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Walkers United Methodist Church, and retired after many years as sexton of the Graham Cemetery, Orange. A memorial service will held at a later date. Preddy Funeral Home, Orange, is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Nov. 18, 2008
KARL ALAN "KINGFISH" DAVIS
Karl Alan "Kingfish" Davis, husband of Carrie Davis, left this world to be with God on Thursday, November 13, 2008, at the age of 50. Born September 28, 1958, he was the son of John H. Davis and the late Claudia Retha Davis. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory K. Morris. He is survived by a brother, Roger D. Morris and his, wife, Linda of Charlottesville, Virginia; two stepdaughters, Sarah Goode and her husband, Greg, of Charlottesville and Grace Rickenberg and her husband, Chad, of Japan; one stepson, Jesse Gibson and his wife, Meaghan, of Charlottesville; a sister-in-law, Brenda Morris of Charlottesville, Virginia; two aunts, Rachel Wells and Lila Sandridge of Charlottesville, Virginia; two nephews, James E. Morris and his wife, Courtney, of Roanoke, Virginia, Charles H. Morris and his wife, Jamie, of Waynesboro, Virginia; two nieces, Vonnie Payne and her husband, Jason, of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Kathey Morris and Daniel Fletcher of Charlottesville, Virginia, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was an employer/ supervisor of the Virginia Department of Transportation for 31 years and was loved by all who knew him. A special thanks to all of Karl's coworkers at the Virginia Department of Transportation, including Kenny Roach and also to his other friends for being there for the family during this difficult time. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2008, at Southside Church of God, 1807 Avon Street Ext., Charlottesville, Virginia. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Feb. 7, 2008
LAWRENCE WILLIAM DAVIS
Lawrence William Davis, 84, of Alexandria, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy Virginia Davis for 67 years. He was an interior designer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lula Mae and Mannis Davis, and stepfather, Oscar Shiflett, and a son, Colin Kelly Davis. Along with his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by his son, Hampton Davis, and his wife, Emily; his daughters, Delores Ann Walton and her husband James Jr., Judy Anderson and her husband, Billy, and Sue D. O'Neill and her husband Robert; two brothers, Harold Davis and his wife, Arietha, and Hollis Davis; and six grandchildren, Robin Lynn, Barbara L., James D. III, Teresa Lynn, Lisa Dawn, and Melissa Sue; 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2008, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2008, at the funeral service with Pastor Bart Purdy officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. To send a condolence to the family, please visit mullinsthompson.com.

The Index-Journal News Library, Apr. 13, 2003
LEONA MORROW DAVIS
CALHOUN FALLS — Leona Morrow Davis, 75, of 221 Tugaloo St., wife of Roy Davis, died Friday, April 11, 2003 at Self Regional Medical Center. A native of Lowndesville, she was a daughter of the late Theo D. and Savannah Ruth Shiflett Morrow. She was a homemaker and a member of Calhoun Falls Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include her husband of the home; a daughter, Wanda D. Sprouse of Abbeville; two brothers, James D. Morrow of Atlanta and Gene Morrow of McCormick; three sisters, Ann Scott, Sue Wallace, and Delma Jones, all of Elberton, Ga., and two granddaughters. Services are 3:30 p.m. today at Calhoun Falls Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Michael Ford. Burial is in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Abbeville. Visitation is 1:30-3:30 today at Calhoun Falls Funeral Home. Calhoun Falls Funeral Home is in charge.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Sep. 29, 2006
LILIE MORRIS DAVIS
Lilie Morris Davis, 90, of 146 Ventura Lane, Martinsville, Virginia, died Wednesday, September 27, 2006, surrounded by her family, at the home of her son, Orville Davis at 372 Muddy Fork Road, Martinsville, Virginia. Born in Greene County, Virginia, on November 13, 1915, she was the daughter of the late David Sullivan and Louisa Morris. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, David Thomas Davis; sisters, Reva Shifflett, Viola Morris and Ressie Shifflett and a brother, Ernest Morris. The loving mother of nine children, Lilie provided a warm and caring home for her husband, David, and their children and families. She served her Lord as a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Martinsville, Virginia, where she taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Women's Missionary Union. Among her many interests, she especially enjoyed music, gardening and a challenging game of Dominoes. Survivors include her daughters, Janice D. Morris and her husband, Emory, of Fulks Run, Virginia, Linda D. Morris and her husband, Ed of Richmond, Virginia and Norma "Lee" Davis of Richmond, Virginia; sons, Delmar Davis of Martinsville, Virginia and his special friend, Lorraine McPeake, of Eden, North Carolina, Orville Davis and his wife, Mary, of Martinsville, Virginia, Elvin Davis and his wife, Karen, of Princess Anne, Maryland, Gene Davis and his wife, Carolyn, of Indian Trail, North Carolina, Robert Davis and his wife, Suzanne, of Jamestown, North Carolina and Tony Davis and his wife, Debbie, of Harrisburg, North Carolina; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and special friends, Joyce Eanes of Martinsville, Virginia, Ruth Williams of Martinsville, Virginia, Sharon Rea of Ridgeway, Virginia and Lillian Barbour of Martinsville, Virginia. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2006, at Norris Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Francis Martin, the Rev. Ben Laird, and the Rev. Lynwood Lavinder officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends at Norris Funeral Services from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2006, and other times at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Orville and Mary Davis, 372 Muddy Fork Road, Martinsville, Virginia. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Memorial Hospital Martinsville, P.O. Box 4788, Martinsville, VA 24115. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville, Virginia, is serving the Davis family.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Oct. 8, 2004
LORETTA VIRGINIA DAVIS
Loretta Virginia Davis, 67, of North Garden, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in a local hospital. Born in Albemarle County on April 6, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Elwood P. Woodson and the late Ruby Morris Woodson Dudley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sixty B. Davis; one son, Richard Davis; and one brother, Herbert Woodson. Mrs. Davis was a member of Hardware Baptist Church and was retired from Timberlake's Drug Store with more than 30 years of service. She is survived by one son, Michael Ray Davis and his wife, Dale, of North Garden; two sisters, Sylvia Crickenberger and her husband, Dallas, of Scottsville and Cornelia Dudley of Red Hill; a half brother, James Dudley; four grandchildren, Christy Davis, William Davis, Crystal Davis and Ashley Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, in Hardware Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Sipe officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Teague Funeral Home. Friends may sign the guest book at teaguefuneralhome.com

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA, Fri, Jan. 25, 1974
MABEL DAVIS STRICKLER
Mrs. Mabel Strickler
ELKTON - Mrs. Mabel Davis Strickler, 83,of Rt. 2, Elkton died Thursday morning at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Strickler had been in failing health and entered the hospital Jan. 4. She was born in Rockingham County Jan. 20, 1891 and was daughter of the late John A. and Jeanetta Shiplet Davis. Mrs. Strickler spent the majority of her life in the Mt. Olivet Church community but in recent years had been spending the winters with her daughter, Mrs. Carol Jean Michael, at Keezletown. Mrs. Strickler was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church of Christ and of the Ladies Bible Class at the church On Dec. 25, 1909; she married Thomas Jefferson Strickler, who died Dec. 31, 1966. Surviving, in addition to Mrs. Michael, are another daughter Mrs. Ruth Good of South Boston two sons, William D. and Edward L. Strickler, both of Rt. 2, Elkton 18 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Olivet United Church of Christ by the Rev. S. E. Madren and the Rev. Morgan Kinney. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at McGaheysville. The body will be taken from the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home to Mrs. Strickler's home Saturday afternoon. The family will receive friends there.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Jan. 9, 1050
MARGARET PATTERSON DAVIS
Mrs. Moses L. Davis
Mrs. Margaret Patterson Davis, wife of Moses L. Davis, of Cobham, died at her home at 9:40 o’clock last night, following a brief illness. She was a native of Albemarle County, daughter of Mrs. Nora Moore Martin Patterson, of Cobham, and the late William Patterson, and was 32 years of age. Besides her mother and husband, she is survived by four sons, Herbert, Richard, Wayne and Charles Davis; two daughters, Shirley and Nancy Davis, and one stepdaughter, Dorothy Ann Davis, all at home. Mrs. Davis also leaves five half-brothers, Floyd Patterson, of Cincinnati, Roy Patterson, of Blenheim, Joe Patterson of Baltimore and Guy Patterson and Wilbert Martin, both of this city, and six half-sisters, Mrs. Ella Dunn, Mrs. Mamie Elliott, Mrs. Willie Warren and Mrs. Bessie Childs, all of Richmond, and Mrs. Rosa Gibson and Miss Annie Patterson, both of Free Union. Funeral services will be held from the Brethren Church at Free Union at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon conducted by the Pastor, the Rev. Joe Wood. Interment will follow in the churchyard.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mar. 21, 2001
MARY B. DAVIS
Mary B. Davis, 63, of Greenwood, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at the Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville. She was born in White Hall on Oct. 23, 1937. She is survived by her husband, Elvin R. "Joe" Davis of Greenwood; one daughter, Brenda Roberson and her husband, Steven, of Crozet; three sons, Kenneth Lewis and his wife, Gail, of Palmyra, Gary Davis of Afton, and his wife, Sandra, of Silver Spring, Md., and Elvin Davis and his fiancee, Gale Moomau, of Fishersville; one brother, Ronald Lewis of White Hall; two sisters, Lucy A. Colvin and Deborah Frazier, both of Newport News; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews. Private graveside services will be conducted in Rock Gate Cemetery in Crozet. The family suggests that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Dialysis Unit of Martha Jefferson Hospital. Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, May 14, 1931
MARY B. SNOW DAVIS
Mrs. Mary Davis Dies AT Simmon's Gap
Beldor, May 13 - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary B. Davis, wife of Charles Davis, who died Monday at her home in Simmons Gap, after a lingering illness, will be held tomorrow at the Davis home. Interment will be in the family cemetery nearby. Mrs. Davis had been in failing health for the past year. Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Bryant and William Shifflett, of Greene County.  Note: d/o Birch Snow and Emily Frances Knight, gd/o William C. Knight and Catherine Shiflett

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
MARY DAVIS SHIFFLETT
Mary Davis Shifflett, 65, of 1110 River Court, died Thursday, July 10, 1975 at her residence. Born in Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie H. and Mattie Shifflett Davis and the wife of the late William S. Shifflett. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Mrs. Davis is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Rose Marie Shifflett, Earlysville, Mrs. Frances Ann McWhorter, Aquina, Miss Flossie Shifflett, Richmond, Mrs. Madeline Jones, Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Wanda Brown Schuyler, Miss Faye Shifflett, Charlottesville, and Miss Mary Jane Shifflett, Charlottesville; two sons, Fred Shifflett, Lansdowne, Md., and Eddie Shifflett, Memphis Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Flossie Zimbro, Craigsville, a step mother Mrs. Fannie Davis, Craigsville, 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Hawkins Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.

The Page News & Courier, VA, Mar. 2, 1950
MARY FRANCES JOLETT DAVIS
Mrs. Mary Frances [Jollett] Davis, widow of Walter Beriah Davis and a resident of Harrisonburg for the past 13 years, died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 22, at three o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. Violetta Ryan, 473 South Mason Street. Mrs. Davis suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on October 6 and was for three weeks a patient at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She returned to her residence on October 27 and seemed to be improving until three weeks ago when her condition became critical. A daughter of the late James F. and Lucy Ann [Shiflett] Jollett, she was born in Greene County, where she spent the early part of her life and attended public school. Following her marriage on February 11, 1890 to Walter Beriah Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Davis resided in Shenandoah for forty years. For the past 13 years Mrs. Davis had been making her home with her daughter in Harrisonburg. Mrs. Davis was a quiet unassuming person with many fine qualities. Her cheerful disposition and lovable nature endeared her to all with whom she came in contact. Mrs. Davis united with the church in early life and was a faithful member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church at Shenandoah where she had taken an active part in its various organizations. The last surviving member of a family of nine children, Mrs. Davis is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Velma [Davis] Woodring, Martinsburg, WV, and Mrs. Violetta [Davis] Ryan, Harrisonburg; two sons, Millard Davis of Shenandoah, and Orvin O. Davis, Portsmouth; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her husband, a well known contractor, preceded her in death on October 31, 1934. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at two o'clock from the Shenandoah Evangelical United Brethren Church, with her pastor, the Rev. P. W. Fisher, in charge assisted by Dr. B. B. Milshall, Raymond B. Clift, Leonard C. Clift, Russell Coleman, Lionel Morris, and Gilbert A. Steppe. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Steppe of Dahlgren spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Steppe. Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Maiden of Arlington attended the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Davis, on Friday and visited her sister, Mrs. Mattie Escue. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Farrar and daughter Phyllis of Portsmouth attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary F. Davis on Friday and spent the weekend with Mrs. Farrar's sister, Mrs. Clyde Strole, and J. W. Breeden of Harrisonburg. Mrs. Sadie Jollett of Dahlgren is spending several weeks with Mrs. Mattie Escue.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Apr. 4, 1992
MELVIN EUGENE DAVIS
Melvin Eugene “Gene” Davis, 59, of Route 4, Elkton, died April 2, 1992, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mr. Davis was born Oct. 12, 1932, in Rockingham County and was the son of the late Lewis A. and Hettie Harris Davis. He wag an Army veteran and served in the 11th Airborne Division with tours of duty in the Korean War and two tours in the Vietnam War. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1972. Mr. Davis was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9292. He retired from Merck & Co. Feb. 11, 1992, and was a member of the Spotswood Camp-N-Aires, an area camping club. On May 3, 1968, he married the former Hilda Shifflett, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Trent Eugene and Shannon Lee Davi8, both at home; two daughters, Kathy Smith and Lisa Dunivan, both of Elkton; two sisters, Vivian Seal and Vada Eaton, both of Elkton; two brothers, Owen S. and Garland R. “Dan” Davis, both of Elkton; and four grandchildren. The Revs. Rudy Smith and Jim Gribben will conduct the funeral at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Evangelical United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Elk Run Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton or the Davis home at any time. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Center, 100 E Grace St. Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Feb. 23, 1995
MOSES LINWOOD DAVIS
Moses Linwood Davis, 84, of Earlysville died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1995, at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1911, in Albemarle County, son of the late Edward Davis and Janie Herring Davis. He was husband of the late Helen Patterson Davis and Margaret Patterson Davis. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter. Mr. Davis was retired from the Boar’s Head Inn. Surviving are his children, Nancy Morris of Culpeper, Dorothy Proffit of Cobham, Shirley Gibson of Richmond, Herbert Davis, Richard Davis, both of Charlottesville, Wayne Davis of Troy and Charles Davis of Charlottesville; three sisters, Janie Frazier of Charlottesville, Gertie Wood of Earlysville and Fannie Thomas of Advance Mills; one brother, Orbert Davis of Advance Mills; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at Free Union Church of the Brethren Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Dorothy Melott. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 8 p. m. at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 4634, Charlottesville 22902, or the Arthritis Foundation, Charlottesville Branch, P. O. Box 8135, Charlottesville 22906

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jul. 5, 1968
MURLEN DAVIS SHIFFLETT
EARLYSVILLE - Mrs. Murlen Davis Shifflett, 52, wife of Raymond E. Shifflett, died Friday in a Charlottesville hospital. Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Janie Herring Davis of Earlysville; three sons, Dennis Earl and Lynwood C. Shifflett, both of Pawtucket, R.I., and Edward Lee Shifflett of Earlysville; a daughter, Miss Frances E. Shifflett of Earlysville; five brothers, Willis, Robert and Aubrey Davis, all of Earlysville, Earmond D. Davis Waynesboro and Moses D. Davis of Charlottesville; and three sisters, Mrs. Jane Frazier of Charlottesville, Mrs. Gertie Wood of Earlysville and Mrs. Fannie Thomas of Alexandria. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Hill and Irving Funeral Home, Charlottesville, with burial in the family cemetery at Earlysville.

The Record Herald, Waynesboro, PA, Apr. 8, 1961
MYRTIE (DAVIS) SHIFFLETT
Mrs. Myrtie Ann (Davis) Shifflett, 74, wife of Alexander Shifflett, Hagerstown RD5, died at 12:16 am, today at her home near Ringgold, MD. She had been in failing health for the past two years following a stroke affecting her right side and for the past five weeks was critically ill and confined to her bed. She was born at Elkton, VA, a daughter of the late Charles and Jane Davis. The family moved to their present residence from Elkton in 1929. They farmed near Ringgold. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Ringgold and the Women's Bible class. In addition to her husband she is survived by these children; Willard E. Shifflett, York, PA, Mrs. W. C. Minnick Sr, Quincy, PA, Mrs. Roland Miner, Waynesboro, PA, Owen Shifflett, Leitersburg, MD, Dennis Shifflett, Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Gordon West, Norfolk, VA; twelve grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; three brothers; Arthur Davis, Parsons, W.VA, Warren Davis, Boonesville, VA, George W. Davis, Eureka, Mont. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 pm, from the First Christian Church in Ringgold. Burial will be made in the Ringgold cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 pm, at the Grove funeral home and at the church Tuesday an hour prior to the service.

The Dundalk Eagle, Dundalk, MD, Thu, May 8, 2008
NELLIE E. DAVIS
A funeral service for lifelong Northview Road resident Nellie E. Davis will be held on Friday, May 9, at the Bradley-Ashton Funeral Home at 9 a.m. Interment will follow in Garrison Forrest Veterans Cemetery. Mrs. Davis died in Baltimore on May 4. She was 89. Born in Alberene, Va., she was a homemaker, and died two months before her 90th birthday. She was a member of Watersedge Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, James B. Davis. She is survived by her son, Robert B. Davis of Dundalk, sister Lila Mawyer and brother Jack Graves of Charlottesville, Va.

The Page News & Courier, VA, Oct. 17, 1963
ORVIN O. DAVIS
Orvin O. Davis, 64, of Portsmouth, died early Wednesday morning, October 16th at his home. He had been in ill health for several years. He was born in Shenandoah, the son of the late Walter and Mollie Jollett Davis. Mr. Davis has resided in Portsmouth for a number of years where he was employed in the Navy Yard. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucille Rucker Davis, a son, Orvin O. Davis, Jr., of Shenandoah, a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Mary Eleanor) Slade, of Portsmouth, and four grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Violetta Ryan of Harrisonburg and Mrs. Velma Woodring of Korea. A funeral service was held in Portsmouth at 11:00 a.m. today, after which the body was brought to the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah. The family will receive relatives and friends between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. tonight (Thursday). A brief funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday with Dr. Arthur L. Maiden officiating. Burial will be in Shenandoah.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Nov. 6, 2003
OWEN JOHNSON DAVIS
Owen Johnson Davis, 85, of Douglassville, Pa., died Nov. 2, 2003, at his home. Mr. Davis was born April 8, 1918, in Elkton, and was the son of the late John Amos and Pearl Johnson Davis. Mr. Davis worked at Martin Marietta in Baltimore, Md., for 25 years and then retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Sparrows Point, Md., in 1981. He served in the United Sates Army Air Corp. during peace time. On Oct. 22, 1941, he married the former Mildred Marie Jenkins of Shenandoah, who preceded him in death on Nov. 8, 1996. He is survived by two daughters, Karen Sue Adams and husband, William Kenneth, Harrisonburg, Jane Fizz and husband, Walter, Douglassville, with whom he lived and who was his caregiver for 15 years; four sisters, Evelyn Gaffney, Baltimore, Md., Helen Snoddy, Staunton, Eleanor Harrison, Elkton, Geraldine Gills, Columbus, Miss.; one grandchild, Shawn Alexander Fizz, Douglassville. Besides his wife, Mr. Davis was preceded in death by two brothers, Frederick M. Davis, Amos V. Davis. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. The Rev. Lewis E. Everline and Rev. Stephen Creech will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery in Shenandoah. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the High Point Baptist Academy, where grandson, Alex, has attended for 12 years, Chapel and Furnace Roads, Geigertown, Pa. 19523.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Feb. 22, 2006
RAY ORBERT DAVIS
Ray Orbert Davis of Earlysville passed away peacefully at the home of his niece on Tuesday, February 21, 2006. He was born September 2, 1914, in Free Union, a son of the late Edward and Janie Davis. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Moses Davis, Robert Davis, Willis Davis, Herman Davis and Randolph Davis; two sisters, Merline Shifflett and Gertie Wood. He is survived by two sisters, Fannie Thomas of Advanced Mills Road and Janie Frazier of Charlottesville; a special niece, Louise Lawson of Earlysville; and many nieces and nephews. He was known by most of his family as Orbert Davis, a great gardener and farmer. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2006, at Ryan Funeral Chapel, Quinque, with the Rev. David Allison officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2006, at Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, May 5, 2006
RONALD R. DAVIS
Ronald R. "Ronnie" Davis, 72, of North Garden died at his home Tuesday, May 2, 2006. Born in Charlottesville July 11, 1933, he was the son of the late Randolph and Margaret Davis. He is survived by his wife, Doris Davis; a daughter, Allison Thomas and her husband, Jason; a son, Ronald R. Davis II; four grandchildren, Dustin, Cody, Tyler, and Sierra; and a host of other loving family and friends. Mr. Davis was a graduate of Lane High School. After graduating he served his country as a World War army veteran. He was an active member of the VFW and the American Legion. Ronnie retired from Phillips Building Supply after 25 years. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Price officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2006, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home.

The Farmville Herald, VA, Jan. 27, 2004
RUBY VIRGINIA DAVIS
JANUARY 27 - Ruby Virginia Davis Woodson, 81, of Farmville, died Saturday, January 24, 2004. She was born April 29, 1922 in Free Union, a daughter of the late Bernard S. and Sallie Davis. She is survived by her husband, Franklin C. Woodson; a daughter, Carol Chandler of Farmville; a son, Donald F. Woodson of Cedar Hill, TX; three grandchildren, Courtney Warren of Victoria, Andy Chandler of Harrisonburg and Amanda Chandler of Farmville; one step grandchild, Micah Woodson of Cedar Hill, TX; one great-grandson, Matthew Warren; one great-step grandson, Michael Warren both of Victoria and a brother, Chester Davis of Palmyra. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johns Memorial Episcopal Church, Farmville, with interment at 2 p.m. in Holly Memorial Gardens, Charlottesville. The family will receive friends this evening (Tuesday) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, Farmville.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Sep. 17, 2013
SALLY DAVIS HOWARD
Sally Howard, 65, of Dyke, passed Saturday, September 14, 2013, at her home. Born in Free Union, she was the daughter of Nellie Sprouse Davis and the late Jasper Davis. Sally was a dedicated nurse with Dermatology PLC, a serious gardener and a great "cattle hand" who loved hard work. She put her heart into everything she did and she touched many lives. She was an amazing mom and wife. She is also survived by her husband, Bradford S. Howard Sr.; a daughter, Laura Toney and her husband, Scott; a stepson, Bradford S. Howard Jr. and his wife, Tracey; five sisters, Ida Defibaugh, Ruby Kennedy, Betty Jarrell, Mary Hoffman, and Sue Cassell; two brothers, Charles Davis and Jasper Davis Jr.; and three grandchildren, Annabel, Benjamin, and Matthew. A funeral service will be conducted 4 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the Teague Chapel with the Rev. Lance King officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to one's charity of choice. Friends may sign the guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, 1999
THELMA LORETTA DAVIS HELMICK
Thelma Loretta Davis Fultz Helmick, 82, Route 3, Staunton, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at the Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville. Mrs. Helmick was born June 25, 1916, in Martinsburg, W.Va., and was a daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison and Fleeta Shiflet Davis. She retired from the Genesco-L Grief Companies in 1978 with 26 years of service. She was a member of the Verona United Methodist Church and the Annex Senior Citizens Club. Her first husband, Howard Newton Fultz Sr., died May 19, 1961. On July 2, 1964, she married Elmer Helmick, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Velma Kuykendall, and Betty Moomau, both of Verona; four sisters, Imogene Kesterson, Staunton, Anna Karicofe, Verona, Ruby Grant, Mint Spring, and Ruth Wilson, Lyndhurst; one brother, Ben Davis, Jr. Staunton; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The Revs. David M. Burch and Donald L. Long will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Verona United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Augusta Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening at the Henry Funeral Home in Staunton and at the Helmick home at other times. Memorial donations may be made to the Verona United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 47, Verona, VA. 24482, or the SPCA, P.O. Box 2014, Staunton, Va., 24402.

The Reynolds Funeral Home
VIRGINIA ROSALIE HAYES DAVIS
Virginia Rosalie (Hayes) Davis, 85, formerly of Free Union and Waynesboro, died Wednesday June 20, 2007 at Shenandoah Nursing Home, Fishersville, where she had most recently been residing. Born March 21, 1922, in Augusta County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Wallace Hayes and Bessie May (Painter) Hayes. Virginia was the wife of the late Willis Daniel Davis. She was a member of the Amicus Seventh Day Adventist Church and, at one time, was employed in the Snack Shop at the University of Virginia. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet Marks Brooks and Junie Hayes; two brothers, James Clinton Hayes and David Wallace Hayes; and, three nephews, Dale Via, Sammy Weldon “Bud” Marks and Nathan Bruce Hayes. Surviving family members include her two sisters, Mildred Lotts of Lyndhurst and Reba Via of Free Union, as well as many nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday June 22, 2007 in Gentry United Methodist Church Cemetery, Boonesville Road, Boonesville. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Funeral Service from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to view this obituary or share condolences and memories with the family at www.reynoldsfuneralservices.com

The Waynesboro News Virginian, VA, Dec. 15, 1958
WALTER LEE DAVIS
Patrolman Walter Lee Davis, 66, member of the Waynesboro Police Department for the past twelve years, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Davis, well-known and liked member of the police department, joined the local force after serving eleven years as a deputy sheriff in Augusta County. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. A native of Augusta County, Mr. Davis was born Aug. 26, 1892, in Augusta County. He was the son of the late Washington and Maggie Shifflett Davis. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Callison Davis, 904 Sherwood Ave., city; four daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Mitchell and Mrs. Ellis Wyant, both of Waynesboro; Mrs. Ernest Mitchell, Baltimore, Md.; and Ms. Herbert Wood, Stuarts Draft; two sons, Gordon Davis and Robert Davis, both of Waynesboro; foru sisters, Mrs. Charles Craig, Route 1, Waynesboro; Mrs. George Craig, Waynesboro; Mrs. Wallace Kirby, Batesville, and Mrs. Rulen Wells, Charlottesville; two brothers, Frank Davis and John Davis, both of Waynesboro; and thirteen grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Zion Lutheran Church by the Rev. C. M. Huddle and the Rev. Charles J. Whitacre. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the McDow-Tyree Funeral Home until the time of the service. Active pallbearers will be Chief C. H. Benson, Capt. I. S. Whitlock, Lt. R. J. Lilley, Patrolman M. L. Lilley, Sgt. R. L. Stover, Sgt. P. C. Bragg, Patrolman L. F. Harlow, Patrolman C. A. Kent and Sgt. D. O. Bateman. Honorary bearers will be Russell J. Dunn, James R. Dunn, G. A. Bosserman, L. K. Fields, J. E. East, Percy Lackey, Allen J. Newberry, Michael Coiner, Charles Ramsey, Floyd Dooms, Albert Dooms, Stuart Wood, A. Ree Ellis, Richard Chew, Vernon Kirby, Crawford Davis, Jerry Wade and Winfred Grimm.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Oct. 29, 2005
WAVERLY H. DAVIS
Waverly H. Davis, 75, of Crozet, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Born Dec. 5, 1929, Waverly was a daughter of the late Christine Thomas Haney and Whitelaw Reid Haney of Charlottesville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Downer Davis III and his parents, Harriet Williams Clarke Davis and Ernest Downer "Doc" Davis Jr., MD of Crozet. Waverly was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruby Airleen Johnson of Orange. Waverly graduated from Charlottesville High School and moved to Crozet when she got married in l952. She has been well-known and loved by so many of the long-time residents of Crozet. Waverly is fondly described as a gentle, soft-spoken, good person who would do anything for others, before considering herself. Generous and kind, she will surely be missed. Waverly is survived by her four children, Edward Davis and his wife, Alexandra, of Crozet; Dabney Davis and his wife, Donna, of Crozet; Reid Davis of Richmond and Sandra Davis Burton and her husband, David, of Afton. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Angela Davis Beale and her husband, Jason, of Afton, Joshua Davis and his wife, Abigail, of Charlottesville, Benjamin and Reid Davis of Crozet, and John and Margaret Burton of Afton. Waverly is also survived by her infant great-grandson, Caleb Beale of Afton, as well as by her sister and dear friend, Eleanor Brooks of Roanoke. Special thanks and appreciation go to Genie Herr and Louise Cook for such long years of devoted friendship with Waverly. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 188, Crozet, VA 22932, or the American Red Cross, 1105 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903, or any other charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 at Crozet Baptist Church, with Dr. Roy S. Thomas III officiating, after which the family will receive friends at a coffee hosted by the ladies of the church. Private interment will be at Rockgate Cemetery in Crozet earlier that morning. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.

The Waynesboro News Virginian, VA, Feb. 17, 1950
WILLIAM DAVIS
William Davis, 84, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his home, Route 2, Waynesboro. He had been ill for the past three years. A farmer, he was born in Augusta County April 17, 1865, son of the late Zacharias and Lucy Desper Davis. His wife, Mrs. Barbara Ann Davis, preceded him in death 28 years ago. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary M. Shover, Route 2, Waynesboro; two sons, William H., Route 2, Waynesboro; and Hubert L., Route 3, Staunton; one brother, Thomas, Waynesboro; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The body will remain at the Etter Funeral Home until 3 p.m. tomorrow when it will be taken to the residence. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, conducted by the Rev. D. W. Zipperer. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
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The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Jun. 23, 1955
WILLIAM AMOS DAVIS
Wm, O. Davis Dies At Hospital
William Amos Davis, 70, a former resident of the Beldor and Swift Run communities for a number of years, and a resident of Harrisonburg for the past three years, died at 1:15 Wednesday afternoon at Rockingham Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Davis became ill two weeks ago and was removed to the hospital. His condition became critical last Saturday and little hope had been given for his recovery in recent days. A son of the late David C. Davis and Julia Anne Wyant Davis, he was born Aug, 14, 1884, in the Beldor community and spent the majority of his life in this community and In the Swift Run section. Following the death of his wife, the former Miss Mary Nettle Dean, on Dec. 25, 1943, he made his home in Charlottesville for several years until three years ago when he moved to Harrisonburg to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Irene Davis. Mr. Davis was a carpenter by trade. He was a devoted father and a good neighbor and friend who will be missed by many. He was a member of the EUB Church. He is survived by four children, Otis Lee Davis of Elkton; Mrs. Irene Davis of Harrisonburg; David T. Davis of Martinsville; and Woodrow W. Davis of Newport News. He also leaves 18 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Lula A. Haney of Elkton and Mrs. Ethel Baker of Charlottesville; and three brothers, David A. Davis of Alexandria; Louis C. Davis of Charlottesville; and Jesse C. Davis of Baltimore. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. Two sons, William and Floyd Davis, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at eleven o'clock from the Elkton EUB Church. The pastor of the church, the Rev. S. J. Westfall, will conduct the services and burial will be in the Elk Run cemetery in Elkton. The body is at the Lindsey funeral home in Harrisonburg where is will remain until 9:15 Friday morning when it will be taken to the church to lie in state from ten o'clock until the hour of the services. Relatives, friends and pallbearers are asked to meet at the church Friday morning at 10:45.

Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri Jun. 24, 1955
Wm. O. Davis Rites Today
Funeral services for William Amos Davis will be held this morning at eleven o'clock from the Elkton EUB Church. Services will be conducted by the pastor, the Rev. S. J. Westfall, and interment will be In the Elk Run cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: James Haney, Bud Haney, Donald Davis, Elmer Lam, Ennis Dean, and Jack Engle. Relatives, friends and pallbearers have been requested to meet at the church, this morning, at ten-forty-five.

The Greene County Record, Stanardsville, VA, Thu, Sep. 21, 1944
WILLIAM RUSSELL DAVIS
William Russell Davis of Boonesville died Thursday morning at his home after a brief illness. He was a native of Greene County, son of Warren Davis and Maude Morris Davis, and was 40 years of age. Besides his wife, Alma Shifflett Davis, he is survived by one daughter, Miss Lois A. Davis. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the Whittle Memorial church at the Mission Home, the service being conducted by the rector, Dr. C. Loving. Interment was in the churchyard.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Sep. 14, 1944
WM. RUSSEL DAVIS
William Russel Davis of Boonesville died at 6 o’clock this morning at his home after a brief illness. He was a native of Greene County, son of Warren Davis and Maude Morris Davis, and was 40 years of age. Besides a wife, Alma Shifflett Davis, he is survived by one daughter, Miss Lois A. Davis. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Whittle Memorial Church at the Mission Home, the service to be conducted by the rector, the Rev. D.C. Loving. Interment will follow in the church yard.


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