MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Betty Jo (Epley) Davis, 60, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Madisonville Regional Medical Center.
She was a licensed practical nurse for 21 years and worked at the Hopkins County Hospital and Madisonville Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of Lone Star Pentecostal Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Debra Stearsman of Mortons Gap and Paula Johnson of Madisonville; a son, Timothy Davis of Madisonville; two sisters, Dean Davis and Delora Downing, both of Madisonville; a brother, Dorman Epley of Evansville; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Harris Funeral Home, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time at the funeral home.
Evansville Courier 6-8-99

Bill Davis, 65, local retired businessman and civic leader, died at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home with Buddy Crabtree and Bob Lowery officiating. Burial with full military rites will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight.

Davis, a resident of Orten Drive, was a native of Petersburg, Tenn., and was born Jan. 4, 1936, the son of Lucille Hammonds Davis, Petersburg, and the late Alvin Davis. He was retired from the Air Force, was a member of the Jolly Green Association and was a former First City Bank and Trust Co. branch bank manager and former finance manager at Sisk Motor Co.

He was a past president of the Oak Grove Chamber of Commerce and was a former president of the Optimist Club and former Optimist lieutenant governor and member of the board of directors. He was also a former member of the board of directors of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). He was a member of Concord Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Linda L. Davis; a stepson, Michael Mercer, Gilbert, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Mykl (Lisa) Garrett, Mesa, Ariz., Mrs. Harvey (Karen) Combs, Elkton; two sisters, Mrs. Johnny (Joann) Bradford, Fayetteville, Tenn., Mrs. E.C. (Kaye) Burns, Knoxville, Tenn., and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hopkinsville Optimist Club.

Cut His Throat
And Then Jumped Into a Well Filled With Water

Guthrie, Ky., Jan 21, 1896
This morning about 7 o'clock C.W. Davis, a prominent Cedar Hill farmer, cut
his throat with a pocket knife, and then jumped into a well containing
twenty-five feet of water.  The wound in his throat was half way around his
neck and the full depth of a knife blade.  He had gone to the barn to feed,
and staying longer than usual, his mother went to see about him, fearing
that accident had befallen him.  After looking through the barn she went to
a large well near by.  Just as she looked into the well his body arose, but
before aid could be secured he sank.  After cutting his throat he closed the
knife and replaced it in his pocket.  The suicide is attributed to
despondency, growing out of business troubles.  He had been very despondent
for several weeks.  Mr. Davis was married last October to Miss Lizzie
Johnson, who for several years was a teacher in Belmount College, Nashville.
No man in the community stood higher than Mr. Davis.  He was honest, upright
in all of his dealings and energetic.  He was a member of the Methodist
Church of that place and was Secretary of Sunday school and Treasurer of the
Epworth League.  His brother John Davis is L.& N. road supervisor on the
Henderson division.  Davis attempted to kill himself several weeks ago by
the use of drugs.


Fannie the infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. E.S. Davis, of Beverly, died of bronchitis, Tuesday.
Hopkinsville New Era - Jan 1885


Hit By Engine
The New Orleans limited on the Illinois Central Road ran into a wagon Saturday afternoon at Scottsburg, four miles east of Princeton killing Edward Davis, the driver, and his horse.
Davis was 24 years old and recently married. He was well known in this county and has relatives living near Macedonia.
Hopkinsville, Kentuckian April 1900


             Services for Frances H. Davis, 81, Cadiz, will
             be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Short Funeral Home,
             Mount Carmel, Ill.

             Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery,
             Mount Carmel. Visitation will be at Short Funeral
             Home from 4 until 8 tonight. Fuqua-Hinton Funeral
             Home was in charge of local arrangements.

             She died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at
             Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a long

             A native of Gibson County, Ind., she was born
             March 29, 1918, the daughter of the late Frank and
             Mary McCall Coker. She was a homemaker. Her
             husband, Bennie S. Davis, died in 1991.

             Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Smith, Cadiz;
             three brothers, Richard Coker, Bodfish, Calif.,
             Lawrence Coker, Hopkinsville, Ronald Coker,
             Fort Branch, Ind.; two grandchildren and three


WHITE MOUNTAIN, Ariz. -- John Alvin Davis, 73, White Mountain, Ariz., formerly of Christian County, Ky., died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz., of complications from surgery.
His body is being cremated.

A native of Christian County, he was born July 15, 1929, the son of the late Robert J. "Bud" and Fannie Davis. He was retired from the Air Force with the rank of chief and was a Vietnam veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Davis; a daughter, a brother, James E. Davis, Paducah; six sisters, Mabel Johnson, Hammond, Ind., Elta Durham, Dawson Springs, Ruth Jones, Middleton, Ohio, Betty Wright, Iva Stewart and Sue Finley, all of Hopkinsville, two grandchildren and several stepchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.


Bright Little Daughtger
Of Mr. John Davis Dies of Pneumonia Fever
Little Mable Lovely Davis, aged two years six months and fifteen days, died last Saturday evening at the home of its parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, near the city. Pneumonia, followed an attack of whooping cough, caused her death. She was a very bright child, the idol of the family, and the sympathy of a large circle of friends is extended to the parents. The interment took place in the family burying ground Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Hopkinsville Kentuckian Nov 1900


Cadiz Record
Wednesday, March 18, 1998
Funeral services for Mary Annis DAVIS of Hopkinsville were conducted on March 14, 1998 at the Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.
Burkal followed in the Coal Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Davis died on March 11 in Hopkinsville.
Survivors include her husband, Junior Davis, her mother Ruthel Calvin Cook, of Oak Grove; two sons, Wayne Davis of Cadiz and Larry Davis of Dawson Springs; two daughters, Laura Tatum and Rhoda Burley, both of Hopkinsville; a brother, Mack Arthur Calvin of Hopkinsville; a sister, Dottie Louise Oberholtzer of Hopkinsville; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Minnie O. DAVIS, 95, of 304 Rudy Ave., died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday at Redbanks. She was the wife of the late H. D. DAVIS and a member of First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one granddaughter, Billye JOHNSTON of Carrollton, Texas; and one foster granddaughter, Beverly Skaggs of Henderson; nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are pending at Tapp Funeral Home.
Feb 1980 Henderson Gleaner 

Miss Mollie Wiles Davis Dies in Hopkinsville
Mrs Mollie Wilse Davis, a native Trigg countian, died Monday, May 1 at Hopkinsville, Ky.
She was born Jul 27, 1860.
In 1919 she was married to John F. Davis.
Funeral services were held at Dyers Chapel with Rev. T.C. Morrison officiating in the absence of Mrs Davis' pastor, Rev. E.B. Bourland. Burial was made in the Dyers Chapel Graveyard.
Surviving are two sisters Mrs Will Seagent of Hopkinsville, Mrs E.A. Lancaster, Cadiz two half sisters Mrs Frank Thompson, Hopkinsville an Mrs Wallis Carter of Nashville,
Cadiz Record May 1944

January 4, 1900
Nick Davis Dead
Mr. J. Nick Davis died about the middle of December at the home of his son in law Gus Wyatt, near Maggie.  He was 77 years of age; a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, and a very clever old gentleman.  He leaves five grown children, besides many friends. - Cadiz Record


Pennyrile Deaths – March 15, 1999
PRINCETON, Ky. — Rose Irene Davis, 66, Dawson Springs, died at 10:55 p.m. Saturday at Pinecrest Manor, Hopkinsville, following a long illness.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan’s Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Futrell officiating. Burial will be in Cerulean Cemetery, Trigg County. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 tonight.
A native of Caldwell County, she was born June 14, 1932, the daughter of the late Herschel and Lottie Pollard Rogers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal church. Her husband, James Otis Davis, died in 1997.
Survivors include two sons, Roger Dale and Ricky Lee Haile, both of Dawson Springs; three daughters, Wanda Pickering, Caldwell County, Sharon Kay Dawson, Hopkinsville, Lebbie Futrell, Cadiz; a stepson, Kent Davis, Seattle, Wash., a stepdaughter, Kay Faughit, Princeton; a sister, Elsie Beshears, Hopkinsville; 15 grandchildren and five  grandchildren.


Robert James "Bud" Davis, 85, who leaves 118 direct descendants including 18 children, died at 7:30 pm, March 28, 1962, at Jennie Stuart Hospital in Hopkinsville.

Mr. Davis, a retired farmer of the Dawson Springs Road, had been hospitalized for 17 days.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, March 30, at Henninger Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Archie Allison, pastor of Edgewood Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Ridgetop Cemetery in Crofton.
A native of Christian County, Mr. Davis was the son of the late William and Laura Johnson Davis. Mr. Davis' first wife was the late Jennie Bell Durham.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Fannie Lou Larkins Davis, and children: Hazel, Elta, Hattie, William Henry "Jack", Mamie, Richard, Ruby Davis, Mabel, Myrtle, Elbert R., James E., Geneva,Mary Ruth, Iva Belle, Della Mae, John A., Betty Lou, and Martha Sue.

In addition to his 18 children, there are 52 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

TACOMA, Wash. - Sylvia DAVIS, 36, died Saturday in Tacoma.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard J. DAVIS of Tacoma; two daughters, Sandy and Sherry; one son Duane all at home; her father, Ernest DIRBIN of Henderson; two sisters, Pat DAVIS of Georgia and Edith FAMBROUGH of Henderson; four brothers, Shelly, Carl, Sam and Shirley DURBIN, all of Henderson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Byron Parris officiating. Burial will be in Corydon Cemetery.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday.
April 1980 Henderson Gleaner


Wanda Lee Davis, 65, McKenzie, Tenn., and formerly of St. Elmo, died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 1996, at a McKenzie hospital following a brief illness.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fuqua-Hinton Funeral, with the Rev. Jim Suddeth officiating. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery, Pembroke. Visitation will be from 4 until 9 tonight.

A native of Christian County, she was born Nov. 2, 1931, the daughter of the late Thomas Jasper and Bonnie Powell Sewell. She was a homemaker. An infant son, Terry Ray Davis, died in 1958.

Survivors include her husband, Doug Davis, McKenzie; three sons, Steve Davis, Dickson, Tenn., Gary Davis, the home, Jackie Davis, Springville, Tenn.; five brothers, Tommy, Eddie, Kenneth, Ronnie and Mike Sewell, all of Hopkinsville; a sister, Pam Sewell, Hopkinsville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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