Emmie Davis Wingfield Obituary

Athens Banner Herald, Dec. 6, 1940


Mrs Emmie Davis Wingfield, wife of William Callaway Wingfield, Sr.and a member of one of Athens ' pioneer families, died at her residence, 1390 South Milledge Avenue, Thursday morning at 2:45 o'clock. Mrs Wingfield, a native of Athens, and life-long resident of the city, had been ill since, the first of last September. Services will be conducted from First Baptist Church, Friday morning at 11 o'clock by the pastor Dr. J. C. Wilkerson and Dr. E. L. Hill, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Internment will follow in Oconee Hill Cemetery. Bernstein Funeral Home in charge of arrangements and pall bears will be R. L. Patterson, R. C. Campbell, Tom Comer, Leo Belcher, Bryant Smith and Dr. J. L. Pendley. An honorary escort will include the deacons and assistant deacons of the First Baptist Church and Dr. Guy O. Whelchel, T. W. Reed, C. A. Rowland, W. M. Bryant and Dr. L. H. Crowe. Surviving Mrs. Wingfield, besides her husband, is a daughter, Mrs Garnett Daniel, four sons, M. B. Wingfield, W. C. Wingfield, Jr., Sam Wingfield, all of Athens and W. W. Wingfield, of Atlanta.

Father First Chief

Mrs Wingfield was one of Athens best loved women. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Middleton Davis, her father being Athens first chief of police and one who dedicated long years of his life to public service. A member of the First Baptist Church, Mrs Wingfield for a number of years taught a large class of girls in the church and she wielded an influence for good over her pupils that was lasting. An officer in the Sarepta Association, she was long active in all its endeavors,as well as giving much of her time and efforts to other activities of her church. But valuable as her work in the church was, it was as the mother, the kindly neighbor, the gentle understanding friend that she shone brightest. Friends of long standing cherish memories of her grace and charm, her gentleness of nature and her unfailing courtesy and kindness - memories that will ever remain fresh and comforting. A woman of unusual mental attainments, Mrs Wingfield possessed many qualities that quickly made lasting friends of acquaintances and those friends today share the overpowering grief of her family in the loss of one whom many held dear.

Contributed by Dee Epps.