Saturday, February 09, 2008

John Henry Davis (1849-1924) Funeral

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 12 February 1923 (page 9)
John H. Davis Is Buried Near Purley

The funeral of John H. Davis, well known lumberman and farmer of the Purley, N. C. community, who died there on Saturday, was conducted on Sunday from Providence church, the service being unusually largely attended by the people of that section. Rev. Mr. Prevost of Yanceyville, N. C. conducted the service. Interment was made in the family burial ground at Providence. Mr. Davis was born at Riceville in this county February 16, 1849 but had lived in Purley for many years and had become well known in the surrounding communities.

He is survived by three daughters and two sons, Mrs. J. M. Pleasants [Pleasant] of Purley, Mrs. S. T. [B.] Gatewood of King Store, and Miss Ada Davis of Purley, and J. S. Davis of Gatewood, and George T. Davis of Blanch.

He also leaves two brothers, Stephen Davis of Pittsylvania, and George Davis, of Dinwiddie county. The surviving sisters are Mrs. Charles Butts, Danville, and Mrs. Bettie Womack of Halifax county.

The pall bearers at the funeral yesterday were T. H. Pleasants [Pleasant], Claude Hodges, R. T. Wilson, S. G. Woods, T. H. Hatchett, and W. N. Ruffin. The flower bearers included Irvine Butts, W. A. McFarland, Frank Turner, J. H. Harrison, R. M. Pleasants [Pleasant], John Moorefield, Ollie Turner, George Gunn, and Ed Warren.

Possible further identification of pall bearers and flower bearers:

Thomas H. Pleasant (1881-1952)
Claude Henry Hodges (1894-1960)
Robert Thomas Wilson (1883-1952)
Ross Moss Pleasant (1885-1942)
Samuel Green Woods (1853-1935)
Elijah Johnson (John) Moorefield (1868-1937)
Thomass Henry Hatchett
George Henry Lee Gunn (1876-c.1907)

For more information on this family see the Caswell County Family Tree.


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