Macon Telegraph, The (GA) - Sunday, January 23, 2005
Sparta GA United States
H. Dorsey Davis, Sr. -SPARTA - Mr. H. Dorsey Davis, Sr., age 84, beloved husband of the late Elsie Bales Davis of Rt. 1, Box 782, Linton Road, died Saturday, January 22, 2005 at the Washington County Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2P.M., Monday at the Sparta Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Seaman and Alan McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in the Jewell Baptist Church Cemetery. -Mr. Davis was a native of Clarke County, Georgia, but had been a resident of Sparta for many years. He was a retired businessman, a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, and received a purple heart. He was a member of the American Legion Post 83 and the V.F.W. and a very active and faithful member of the Sparta Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher, and as a member of the Friendly Sunday School Class and brotherhood. Mr. Davis was a member and past President of the Hancock County Farm Bureau. -Survivors include two sons, Herb Davis, Snellville and Stephen Davis, Milledgeville; two daughters, Merilyn P. Davis of Gray and Carol Davis, Sparta; two brothers, Cecil (Jean) Davis, Sparta and Woody (Ruth) Davis, Toomsboro; one brother-in-law, Lonnie (Vera) Bales, Milledgeville; two grandchildren, Kevin (Amie) Davis and Bryan Davis, both of Snellville; four step-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A son, Randall Glenn Davis, preceded Mr. Davis in death. -Pallbearers will be Herb Davis, Stephen Davis, Kevin Davis, Bryan Davis, Lonnie Bales and John W. Bentley. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Friendly Sunday School Class the the Brotherhood of the Sparta Baptist Church and member of the Regency II. -Memorials may be made to the Jewell Baptist Church Cemetery Fund C/O Mrs. Doris Gockel, P.O., Box 387, Jewell, GA 31045 or the Sparta Baptist Church, Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 428, Sparta, GA 31087.