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Davis Family Cemetery

Location: 663 Ruff Davis Road (SR 1543)
Directions: Oxford Road (US 158) to Allensville Road. Allensville Road to Ruff Davis Road.
GPS Coordinates: 36 22' 48"N, 78 56' 41"W (WGS84/NAD83)
Cemetery Survey by: Danny Lamberth
Updates and additions provided by Ethel Tillman on February 28, 2008 and May 2009
Photographs (thanks to Danny Lamberth)

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Graves:

1 - Donna Carole Poindexter / Mar 19 1961 / Mar 13 1968 / (Daughter of Clyde and Nancy Poindexter)

2 - Green P. Poindexter / Jan 3 1910 / July 19 1976 / (double stone)
Mallie Davis Poindexter / Feb 18 1910 / Nov 13 1996

3 - Clarence Thomas Poindexter / Sept 28 1930 / Jan 29 2008 / (Son Of Green & Mallie Poindexter) [corrected May 19, 2008. A Typo resulted in the date of death being shown as 1088 rather than 2008.]

(Double Stone)
4 - Jerolene P. Kirk / Aug 8 1932 / Aug 28 1998
Chandler Kirk/ Sept 9, 1931 / Feb 13, 2009/
5 - Chandler H. Kirk / Sept 9 1931 / Feb 13, 2009/
The Lord is my Shephard I Shall Not Want

6 - James Elwood Davis / June 24 1914 / Sep 21 1989 / (double stone)
     Victoria Smith Davis / Nov 13 1916 / Aug 5 2005 /

7 - Linda Carol Davis / Jan 12 1944 / (Daughter of James & Victoria Davis)

8 - Infant Daughter Davis / Dec 14 1941 / (Daughter of James & Victoria Davis)

9 - Gather Spright Clayton / Mar 24 1910 / May 25 1968 / (double stone)
     Mildred Davis Clayton / Sept 27 1916 / Jan 2 1999

10 - William H. Buddy / Sep 16 1917 / Apr 20 1941 / (Son Of J.W. & Minnie Mangum)

11 - Luther Vincent Hughes / Nov 3 1923 / April 10 1992 / (double stone)
       Elsie Swanson Hughes / July 24 1935 / / (not date of death yet)

12 - Fannie Davis Swanson / April 10 1908 / Dec 21 1990 / (double stone)
       Dudley Tilden Swanson / Feb 19 1899 / Jan 23 1968

13 - Henry Clayton Swanson / Jan 11 1929 / Jan 6 1995

14 - Alfed D. Swanson Sr. / May 14 1932 / Dec 24 1963

15 - Robert Edward Hall / Dec 2 1901 / July 1 1991

16 - Infants Of CT. & Mary E. Davis / Dec 20 1925

17 - Infant of CT. & Mary E. Davis / Sept 10 1926

18 - Infant of CT. & Mary E. Davis / Nov 15 1916

19 - Infant of CT. & Mary E. Davis / Dec 4 1920

20 - Maggie T. Davis / May 17 1918 / Mar 22 1922 / (Daughter of CT. & Mary E. Davis)

21 - Charlie T. Davis / May 11 1880 / Nov 12 1947 / (double stone) (Charles Tausley Davis, son of Ruffin and Mildren Clayton Davis)
Mary E. Mclain Davis / Oct 23 1892 / Sept 30 1926 (PCH-II #155 gives her name as Mary Ella McCann.)

22 - Mildred Davis / 1854 / 1921 / (See PHC-II #155 for information about Ruffin Davis and Mildred Clayton Davis. The article includes a photograph taken on their 50th wedding anniversary.)

23 - Ruffin Davis / 1841 / 1925 / (PCH-II #155. Husband of Mildred Davis)

24 - David Lewis Davis / March 14 1876 / July 19 1935 / (PCH-II #155 - son of Ruffin Davis and Mildred Clayton Davis. See PCH-II #150 for information about the David Lewis Davis - Nannie Clayton family.)

25 - Nannie Clayton Davis / Jan 2 1879 / Mar 16 1958 / (PCH-II #155 - wife of David Lewis Davis)

26 - Colan Dee Hawkins / July 3 1916 / April 23 1993

27 - Jesse C. Davis / Dec 30 1911 / Dec 13 1980

28 - Vera R. Davis / July 27 1922 / / (no date of death yet)

29 - Linda Gail Davis / Sept 12 1943 / Sept 15 1943

30 - Jasper N. Davis / Jan 2-1902 / May 8 1942

31 - Ada Clayton Davis / Oct 3 1885 / Jul 24 1949 / (double stone)
Lemuel P. Davis / Jul 20 1878 / Nov 3 1925

32 - John Thomas Davis / June 6 1884 / Feb 14 1930 / (double stone) (Son of Ruffin and Mildred Clayton Davis)
Mabel Swanson Davis /May 7 1892 / Oct 20 1992

33 - Edna Stephens Davis / Jul 7 1920 / April 13 1991/ (double stone)
James Thomas Davis / Feb 29 1912 / Jul 20 1973

34 - John Stephens Davis / July 16 1958 / Nov 7 1989

35 - Clarence Ray Wood / Aug 7 1946 / Aug 8 1946

36 - Bud Gather Lowery / Oct 24 1927 / Oct 1 2001 (double stone)
Estelle Swanson Lowery / May 18 1930 / / (no date of death yet)

37 - Burt Damon Burch / Jan 24 1910 / Nov 15 1920 / Son Of JD & CS.F. Burch

38 - Annie J. Davis / May 1 1903 / July 7 1904 / Daughter of Wm R. & Lula Davis

39 - Gracie M. Davis / Nov 14 1905 / Feb 14 1908 / Daughter of Wm R. & Lula Davis

40 - Mary I. Davis / Jan 22 1908 / June 30 1909 / Daughter of Wm R. & Lula Davis

41 - Pella T. Davis / Apr 19 1902 / Dec 26 1913 / Daughter of Wm R. & Lula Davis

42 - J. Ruffin Davis / Apr 17 1907 / Jan 15 1919 / Daughter of Wm R. & Lula Davis

43 - William Marion Davis / Mar 5 1923 / Oct 9 1994 / (double stone)
Pearl Harris Davis / April 9 1925 / Feb 25 2004 (Daughter of Lemuel and Mallie Oakley Harris. Obit posted on message board.)

44 - Poindexter / Clyde / Edward / Sept 28 /1936 /Nancy / Wrenn / Sept 22 / 1936 / Sept 16 / 2003

45 - Jean B. Gates /Poindexter / July 6, 1936/ Beloved wife and mother (2nd wife of Clyde Edward Poindexter)

46 - Marie Davis Doyle / 1st Lt. US Army / World War II / Dec 31, 1920 / Dec 19, 2003 / Nurse Corps (Daughter of John Thomas and Mable Swanson Davis)

47 - Charles Edward Doyle / e pluribus unum/ July 13, 1920  September 11, 2006 (husband of Marie Davis Doyle)

48 - Davis / David Lewis, Jr. / July 18, 1918 / Sept 7, 2006 / Freda Walker / Jan 1, 1922 / Dec 21, 2007 / Our Father Which Art In Heaven

49 - Katie Sue Davis Hawkins / March 6, 1921 / April 28, 2007 / At Rest (Wife of Colan Dee Hawkins and daughter of David Lewis Davis, Sr and Nannie Bett Clayton Davis)

50 - "Don" / Donald Thomas/ Davis/ May 27, 1982 / Jan 14, 2007 / If Love could have saved you, you would Have lived forever. ( Son of James Earl and Sue Weber Davis)

51 - James Earl Davis / February 22, 1954 / January 20, 2008 /

52 -  Anne Hawkins Burch / Love Ya, See Ya / Aug 31, 1942  Nov 30, 2008
(Wife of James Alfred Burch, Sr. and daughter of Colan Dee and Katie Sue Davis Hawkins)

53 - Kathryn Alfred Burch / Our Little Angel / Nov 25 1975  Jan 14, 1976
(Daughter of the James Alfred Burch, Sr. and the late Anne Hawkins Burch)

 


Update history:

May 27, 2009
Added graves 51 and 52
Added date of death for Chandler H. Kirk on stone for grave 5. Noted that stone for graves 4 and 5 is a double stone.
Removed note about funeral home marker for grave 50; permanent stone is now errected.

June 20, 2009
Added information for Charles Edward Doyle.

Information on sources and reading the inscription listings:

  • Information about many of the persons buried in this cemetery is provided in the article "Ruffin and Mildred C. Davis" in Person County Heritage, Volume II, #155.
  • A slash ( / ) designates a new line on the stone.
  • Comments or added information is in parentheses. Information not in parentheses is from a stone.

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