Mr. Charles Davis, 92, of 13670 GA. Hwy 45, Arlington, Ga. 39813, died early Saturday morning, Aug. 9, 2014 in the Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga. His funeral will be a graveside service held Monday, August 11, 2014 at 3 P. M. in the Oak Grove Cemetery with the Revs: Bridgeman Harris and W. H. Phillips officiating. Pallbearers will be Trey Davis, Todd Davis, Danny Griffin, Ladon Calhoun, Mike Peavy and Darian Peavy. The family will receive friends for a visitation Sunday afternoon from 4 until 6 PM at the Davis residence, 13670 Ga. Hwy 45 in the Rowena Community, between Arlington and Damascus.
Mr. Davis was born on Nov. 8, 1921 to the late Eustus Bernard Davis and Sally Taliaferro Davis. He was a farmer most all of his life after his tour of duty for the U. S. Army during WWII. Mr. Charles was a member of the 83rd Division, 331 st Infantry, Company I. He was twice wounded during the war and thus received the Purple Heart and the Oak Leaf Cluster. He was also awarded the Bronze Star. He was one of the few soldiers who fought in all 5 campaigns ( Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe), These campaigns were fought in the countries of France and Germany.
Mr. Davis’ survivors include his wife, Ruby Griffin Davis of the Rowena Community, Arlington, Ga., his only son, Tommy Davis and his wife Tonya of Arlington; 2 Grandsons, Trey and Todd Davis of Arlington and a great grandson, Tom Davis. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his sister: Bessie Davis Peavy, her husband Julian Peavy and their son, Bernard Peavy.
In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to either the Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, % Bill Bryan, Rt. 2, Box 150, Leary, Ga. 39862 or to Southwest Georgia Academy, 14105 Ga. Hwy 200, Damascus, Ga. 39841.