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Mr. Willie Edward "Bummer" Stepherson

Willie StephersonWith sadness in our hearts the Davis funeral home  301 North Oak street Ocilla, Georgia announces the death and home going celebration for Mr. Willie Edward  "Bummer" Stepherson of 691 Broxton Highway, Fitzgerald Georgia.  Born May 14, 1941 In Irwin county, to the late Deacon William "Bud" J. Stepherson and the late mother Lila Clemons Stepherson. Uncle Bummer as he was affectionately known by many, was educated in the Irwin county school system. Willie accepted the lord as his personal savior at an early age as an active member of the Friendship Missionary Baptist church in Osierfield Georgia.  Willie cultivated and developed his professional career in Danbury, Connecticut for many years as an employee of the Shepherd Warehouse Company.  He also, maintained his spiritual relationship with God as a member of the Mt. Pleasant AME Zion Church until he relocated to Fitzgerald Georgia and recommitted to the Friendship Missionary Baptist church of Osierfield Georgia.

Ms. Etta Mae Troy

Let not your hearts be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my fathers house are many mansions:  if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 
Etta Mae TroyWith sincerely sympathy, the Davis funeral home 301 North Oak street, Ocilla, Georgia announces the death and home going celebration for Ms. Etta Mae Troy of 514 cornflower Road, Ocilla Georgia.  Born April 6, 1945 to the late Mrs. Ella Mae Troy Blue and Mr. James Williams.  At an early age, she joined the New Bethel Baptist church, Lax Georgia, and later joined the Zion Hill baptist church of Birmingham Alabama, where she was a member for over 30 years.  Etta served a lead singer in the adult choir, an usher, and a member of the matrons of Zion Hill Baptist church of Birmingham, Alabama.

Mother Ethel Bell Clark Rivers

Ethel RiversWith sincere sympathy the Davis funeral home 301 North Oak Street  Ocilla Georgia announces the death and home going celebration for Mother Ethel Bell Clark Rivers of 1648 Oakes Road, Ashburn Turner county Georgia.  Born October 17, 1938, to the late Sam and Vinnie Clark, in Worth county Sylvester, Georgia.  At an early age mother Rivers joined the New Mt. Pleasant Baptist church where she served as a faithful member until her health failed.  She answered the lord's call and went home to receive her reward on June 24, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  As a member of New Mt. Pleasant mother Rivers served as a choir member for over 50 years, and later was selected as church mother and served faithful until her health failed.
Early in life she met and  married the love of her life Deacon Henry Lee Rivers Sr. who preceded her in death.
Mother Rivers leaves to cherish her memories, four daughters:  Ms. Rosie Evans, Mrs. Della Henry, Mrs. Essie Jackson, and  Mrs. Earnestine Maddie all of Ashburn Georgia.  Three sons:  Mr. Henry Lee (Sandra) Rivers Jr.,  Mr. McArthur Rivers of Ashburn Georgia. Mr. Willie (Tamika) Hammock of Tifton Georgia.   Sisters:  Ms. Christine (Eddie B.) Tukes, of Ashburn Georgia. Ms. Dorothy Brown of Malborne Florida, and Ms. Mary Grace Clark of Atlanta Georgia.  One brother: Mr. Jimmy (Needa) Clark of Malborne Florida.  24 grandchildren, 78 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren.  One adopted son: Mr. Floyd (Robin) Nelson of Pavo Georgia.  Also a host of sister in laws, brothers in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins relatives and friends.
 
A home going celebration for mother Ethel Bell Clark Rivers, has been planed for Saturday June 30th 2018 at 1:00 p.m. from the New Mt. Pleasant Baptist church 200 Dunlap circle, Coverdale Georgia, where the Rev. Jerry Braswell serves as pastor.  Eulogy will be delivered by the pastor, interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Mother Rivers will lie in state at the New Mt. Pleasant Baptist church on Friday 12:00 Noon until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 noon until the funeral hour.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening 6:00 until 7:00 at the New Mt. Pleasant Baptist church.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.

Mr. Carlos Demond McCray

CarlosMcCray2With sadness in our hearts the Davis funeral home of Ocilla Georgia announces the death and home going celebration for Mr. Carlos Demond McCray of Ocilla Georgia.  Born August 27, 1977 to Ms. Sandra McCray,Carlos was placed in the care of Mrs. Willie Mae Johnson who raised him as her own.  At an early age he was baptized by Rev. Kenneth R. Glover and became a member of the Pleasant Grove First Baptist Church.  He attended the Irwin county school system where he graduated the special needs program on June 9, 1995.  Carlos leaves to cherish his memories, his mothers:  Mrs. Willie Mae Johnson and Ms. Sandra McCray of Ocilla Georgia, brother: Mr. Michael McCray of Newnan Georgia; sisters: Ms. Chris Johnson of Macon Georgia, Ms. Vivian Jackson and Ms. Benard Simpson of Panama City Florida, Ms. Sylvia Boston of Newnan Georgia and Ms. Michele Wilcox of Fitzgerald Georgia.  Also a hos of aunts, uncles, cousins relatives and friends.

Mother Dorothy Boone Mike-Bouie

DorothyBouieWith sincere sympathy the Davis funeral home of Ocilla Georgia, pauses to announce the death and committal services for mother Dorothy Boone Mike-Bouie.  Mother Bouie is survived by her children: Ms. Gustine Bowers of Winter Haven Fla., Ms. Ruby N. Adamson of Jacksonville Fla., Mr. Samuel A. Mike, Sr. of Tifton Ga., Ms. Dorothy R. Johnson of Lake Alfred, Fla. and Mr. Cleo Lamar Mike, of Palm Beach Gardens Fla. 

Deacon Edward Earl "Popcorn" Frye

Earl FryeWith sadness in our hearts the Davis funeral home of Ocilla Georgia announces the death and home going celebration for Deacon Edward Earl "Popcorn" Frye.  A home going celebration for Deacon Frye is planned for Saturday June 9th, at 4:00 p.m. from Beulah Hill Family Life Center.  Located at 321 Tifton-Eldorado Road, Tifton Georgia, where  Rev. Solomon Hill is  pastor. Rev. Vernon Robinson will deliver the eulogy.

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