Young Davis Obituary

Athens Banner Herald
Unknown Date


Young Davis, 61, well known Athenian, died at a local hospital Thursday night at 6:30 o'clock after an illness of two and a half weeks.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at West End Baptist church. Rev. R.E. Carter, pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Pope Duncan, pastor of Prince Avenue Baptist church. Interment will be in Oconee Hill cemetery, Bernstein Funeral Home in charge and pallbearers will be Jim Ross, Jim Kent, J. T. Saye, Henry Porter, B. L. Adams and Carl Childers, Sr.

Mr. Davis was born in Jackson County and had spent nearly all his life in Athens.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Davis; four daughters, Mrs.B.G.Capton, Jackson, Miss.; Mrs. Marie Baker, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Mrs. D. F. Wilson and Mrs. B. L. Brooks, both of Athens; a son Harry Davis, of Anderson, S.C.; four brothers : Jerry Davis and R. N. Davis both of Athens; J. H. Davis, Maysville and W.W. Davis, Nicholson; sister-in-law, Mrs. W. K. Davis, Greenville, S.C., and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A member of West End Baptist church. Mr. Davis was a barber by trade and for some years was a member of the bar. He was one of best known men in this section and was quite popular with a large circle of friends to whom his death comes as a source of deep sorrow.

June 5, 1936

In the death of Young Davis, this city has lost one of its most substantial and loyal citizens. Mr. Davis was a barber by profession, spending the major portion of his life in that work.

However, in the early 1900's he took advantage of every spare moment during business hours and in the evening to study law. He passed a most creditable examination and was admitted to the bar under the late Judge Charles H. Brand. On his admittance to the bar, he practiced in this city for a number of years. Later, however he returned to his first love, the barber business and followed this up to the time of his death.

The members of his family will have the sincerest sympathies of Mr. Davis's associates and friends, in their great grief.

Athens Banner-Herald
Friday, June 5 1936
Page 2

Funeral Notices

Davis - The friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Young Davis, 152 Arch street; Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Capton, Jackson, Miss.; Mrs. Marle Baker, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Wilson, Athens; Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Brooks, Athens; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Davis, Anderson, S.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry R. Davis, Athens; Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Davis, Athens; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Davis, Maysville, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Davis, Nicholson, Ga.; and Mrs. W.K. Davis, Greenville, S.C. are invited to attend the funeral of Mr. Young Davis, Saturday, June 6th at 3:00 p.m. from West End Baptist church. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers and meet at the residence of Mr. D.F. Wilson, 835 Oconee street at 2:30 p.m.; Mr. Jim Ross, Mr. Jim Kent, Mr. J.T. Saye, Mr. Henry Porter, Mr. B.L. Adams, Mr. Carl Childers, sr. Rev. R.E. Carter, pastor of West End Baptist church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Pope Duncan, pastor of Prince Avenue Baptist church. Interment will be in Oconee Hill cemetery. Bernstein Funeral Home.