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2011-05-26 / Obituaries


Travis Davis, 79, of Jackson died May 21, 2011 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital in Grove Hill. He was born November 4, 1931. He was a member of Walker Springs Baptist Church in Jackson, a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired carpenter.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, May 23 at Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson. Interment was at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Jackson.

He is preceded in death by his father, Sanders Davis; mother, Bertie Davis; son, Jeff Campbell; sister, Myrtle Vinson and granddaughter, Shelby Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Davis of Jackson; two sons, Michael (Linda) Davis of Jackson and Eddie Campbell of Mobile; six daughters, Sandy (Justin) Overstreet and Peggy Lowe both of Jackson, Denise Davis of Panama City, Fla., Janet (Ted) Etheredge and Christy (Thad) Dunn both of Sweet Water and Zara Davis of Marianne, Fla.; sister, Ollie Miles of Graceville, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren.

Pallbearers were Travis Overstreet, Craig McManus, Scott Childs, Ty McIntyre, Jeff Campbell, Kirby Marks, Cody Childs and Josh Sherman.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson directed. As of Jan. 1, 2009, The Times began charging a $20 insertion fee for all obituaries and that are processed through funeral homes placing the obituaries. The obituaries are $10 each if placed in two or all three of the county newspapers (The Thomasville Times, The Clarke County Democrat and The South Alabamian). Photographs of the deceased and U.S. flag art denoting military service can be added for an additional fee of $5.

The newspapers will continue to publish brief death notices at no charge, giving the name, age, date of death and hometown of the deceased, immediate survivors (spouse and children only) and the place of the funeral and of burial. Other survivors, funeral ministers, pallbearers and other information on the deceased will be confined to paid obituaries.

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