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Tyler, Texas Obituary – Sherman H. “Johnny” Davis

March 9th, 2012 No comments

Sherman Davis Obituary

Sherman Davis

This obituary is of my great grandfather, Sherman H. “Johnny” Davis, and was featured in the May 6, 1992 edition of the Tyler (TX) Courier-Times:

Rites For S.H. ‘Johnny’ Davis Scheduled Thursday Afternoon

Graveside services for Sherman H. ‘Johnny’ Davis, 84, Tyler, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. George Richardson officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Memorial Funeral Home West in Tyler.

Mr. Davis died Tuesday at his home after a lengthy illness.

He was born June 9, 1907, in Mexia and lived in Tyler 36 years after moving from Corpus Christi. He was a member of First Christian Church. He was retired after 42 years as a superintendent with Arco Oil Co. and was an independent oil operator. He acquired the nickname “Johnny” when he worked in the Texas oil fields at the age of 13.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Davis, Tyler; two sons, Woody Burl Davis, Hilltop Lake, and James Nead Davis, Robstown; two daughters, Annell Hargrave, Houston, and Virginia Bauer, McAllen; a step-daughter, Nancy Nash, Kent, Wash.; a sister, Erby K. Parsons, Corpus Christi; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Paul Hargrave, Patrick Davis, Johnny Davis, Michael Davis, Allen Davis, Michael Hargrave, John C. Burrett and Bobby Ray Harris.

Family visitation will be 7-8 tonight in the funeral home.

Many thanks to Barbara Galbreath of the Tyler (TX) Public Library for providing a copy of the obituary.

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis – James Nead Davis – Sherman H. Davis

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Wordless Wednesday – Jackson Family Christmas Picture

June 29th, 2010 No comments

Jackson Family Christmas Picture

Bottom Row (L to R): Jo Lynne Jackson, Polly Jan Jackson, and Ross Edgar Maden
Middle Row (L to R): Dolly Jackson (McClinton), Ivan Neal Jackson, Donald Edgar Maden, and Mary Pauline Jackson (Chandler)
Top Row (L to R): Carrie Estelle Chandler (Moody), Rebecca Diane Maden, Herman McClinton, James Preston “Buck” Jackson, Pauline Maden (Jackson), Gladys Rebecca Jackson (Davis), my 2nd great grandmother, Susan Katheryn “Kate” Davis (Davis), and Janice Robinson

Photo taken approx. December 1953 in Mexia, Texas.

Many thanks to my great aunt, Annell Hargrave, for contributing the picture and family info.

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis – James Nead Davis – Sherman H. Davis – Susan Katheryn “Kate” Davis (Davis)

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Tombstone Tuesday – Margie Leaine Davis (1908-1933)

December 8th, 2009 1 comment

Margie Leaine Davis (Kirkpatrick), my great grandmother, was born 10/29/1908  in Bridgeport, Texas (northwest of Dallas/Fort Worth).  She died of peritonitis (abdominal inflammation), which was caused by an infection from an appendectomy.  Margie was 25 years-old at the time of her death, and had three children: Woody, James, and Annell.  Her gravesite is located at Forest Glade Cemetery in Mexia, Texas.

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis – James Nead Davis – Margie Leaine Davis (Kirkpatrick)

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Tombstone Tuesday – Annell Dorsett (1903-1921)

December 1st, 2009 No comments

Annell Dorsett (Davis), my great grand aunt, was born 1/16/1903  in Mexia, Texas.  She died of complications from a miscarriage at the Baptist Sanitarium in Dallas, Texas on 6/3/1921.  Annell was 18 years-old at the time of her death.  She had recently married R. Dorsett.  I am still searching for information on her husband.  Her gravesite is located at Forest Glade Cemetery in Mexia, Texas, alongside other members of the Davis family.

Brian Davis – James Michael Davis – James Nead Davis – Sherman Harry Davis (brother of Annell Davis)

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