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James Cecil Davis

James Cecil Davis

James Cecil Davis, “J.C.” or “Uncle Dave”, 86, of Southampton County, passed away April 28, 2017.  He was the son of the late James & Lorena Davis of Cleburne, Alabama.  He was preceded in death by his sister Clara Benefield and two brothers, I.R. and Ray Davis.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth “Ann” K. Davis; brother-in-law James L. Kelly of Prince George; sister-in-law Betty G. Edwards of Franklin (Jimmy); brother-in-law Frank Kientz of Jarratt and several nieces and nephews.  Having no children of his own; he was a beloved uncle to his wife’s five nieces, Lynn Shearin, Susan Grigg, Judy Hoyle, Pam Harris and Linda Pace.  He enjoyed spending time with his great nephews; Charles Grigg, Brett Harris, Hunter Harris, Davis Harris, R.J. Hoyle, Tom Hoyle, and Luke Pace and great nieces Elizabeth Grigg and Abby Pace.  J.C. was a surveyor for the Woodlands Department of Union Camp in Franklin for 37 years.  He served in the United States Navy from 1950-1954 as a Gunner’s Mate.  A graveside service will be held 2pm Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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