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Mr. John L. Lampkin Sr.

John LampkinA charge to keep I have, a God to glorify.  A never dying soul to save, to fit it for the sky.  To serve the present age, our calling to fulfill.  O may it all my power engage, to do my masters will.  Arm me with jealous care, as in thy sight to live.  And O thy servant lord prepare, a straight account to give.  With sincere sympathy, the Davis funeral home 301 North Oak street, Ocilla Georgia   31774, pause to announce the death and homegoing celebration for Mr. John L. Lampkin Sr. of  508 North Lincoln Street Ocilla Georgia.  Born June 5, 1942 in Ashford Alabama, to the late Mrs. Jeannie Mae Johnson Lampkin and the late Mr. Roosevelt Lampkin.  Mr. Lampkin received God's call from labor to reward on Friday evening February 26,2021 at Tift Regional Medical center, in Tifton Georgia.  He  is survived by his children: Mrs. Alicia Williams of Lakeland Florida, Mr. Bruce Hall of Sarasota Florida, Mr. Gary Barthell of Orlando Florida, Mr. John Lampkin Jr. of Fitzgerald Georgia, Mrs. Lois Hall of Miami Florida, Ms. Monique Lampkin of Ocilla Georgia, Pastor Donna Prather of Fitzgerald Georgia, Mr. John Lampkin of Houston Texas, and Mrs. Amber Donley of Jacksonville Florida.  Sibling:  a devoted sister, pastor Betty Moore of Ocilla Georgia, Mrs. Ammerine Hall and Mrs. Sharon Porter of Fitzgerald Georgia, along with a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  A home going celebration for Mr. John L. Lampkin Sr. is planned for Saturday March 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave.  His daughter, pastor Donna Prather will deliver the eulogy and committal.  Mr. Lampkin will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla Friday morning 11:00 until 6:00 p.m.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.  Please continue to pray for the Lampkin family.

Deacon Warnell Johnson Sr.

Warnell JohnsonThe Day is passed and gone, the evening shades appear.  O may we all remember well, the day that death draws near.  We lay our garments by, upon our beds to rest.  So death shall soon disrobe us all, of what we have possessed.  Lord keep us safe this night, secure  from all our fears.  May angels guard us while we sleep till morning light appear.  With sincere sympathy the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak St., Ocilla Georgia   31774, pause to announce the death and home going celebration for Deacon Warnell Johnson Sr. of 912 North Oak street Ocilla Georgia.  Born January 16, 1939 in Ocilla Irwin county Georgia to the late Mr. Aron Sr.,  Mrs. Annie Edwards and Mrs. Ethel Johnson.  Deacon Johnson is survived by his children:  Mr. Warnell Jr. and Mrs. Charlotte Johnson of Lithonia Georgia, Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Stephanie Johnson of Savannah Georgia, Mr. Charlie and Mrs. Maria Johnson of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Frederick and Mrs. Alisa Johnson of Ocilla Georgia, Ms. Vickie Johnson of Vienna Georgia, Ms. Angela Johnson of Waycross Georgia,  Mr. Steve and Mrs. Kimberly Johnson of Smith Station, Alabama.  Ms. Angela Blue of Albany Georgia, Mrs. Kimberly and Mr. Ronnie Bussey of Douglas Georgia, Ms. Frances Jackson of Fitzgerald Georgia, Ms. Velma Fuller of Fitzgerald Georgia,  Siblings: Mr. Robert and Mrs. Deborah Johnson of Eastman Georgia, Mrs. Verlene and Mr. James Acree of Nashville Georgia, Ms. Ethel Grace Hall of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Alfred and Mrs. Virginia Edwards of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Alvin Edwards of Ocilla Georgia, Mrs. Mary Bright of Jersey City New Jersey, Mrs. Yvonne Riley of Irvington New Jersey, Ms. Rudine Edwards of Bayonne New Jersey, a special brother Mr. Selvin Daniels of Tallahassee Florida, along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins relatives and friends.  A home going celebration  for Deacon Warnell Johnson Sr. is planned for Saturday February 20, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. from the Ocilla city cemetery located at 301 East Valdosta Ave. in Ocilla.  His pastor Rev. Christopher R. Douglas will deliver the eulogy and committal.  Deacon Johnson will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla, Friday morning 10:00 until 6:00 p.m.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.  Please continue to pray for the Johnson family.

Mrs. Sandra Hardy Wilcox

Sandra WilcoxAt the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light, and the burden of my heart rolled away.  It was there by faith, I received my sight, and now I am happy all the day.  With sadness in our heart, the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak street, Ocilla Georgia, pause to announce the death of Mrs. Sandra Hardy Wilcox of 606 East 10th Street Ocilla Georgia.  Born October 10, 1953 to the late Mr. Arthur Lee Hardy and the late Mrs. Alice Lawton Hardy in Ocilla Irwin county Georgia.  Mrs. Wilcox is survived by her children: Mr. John and Mrs. Valarie Lampkin of Fitzgerald Georgia, Ms. Keke Wilcox, Mr. Rico Wilcox, Ms. Maria Hardy, Mr. Rodney Martin, Mr. Tony Martin, Ms. Cassie Wilcox Mr. Rod Martin all of Ocilla Georgia, Ms. Nicki Martin of Atlanta Georgia.  Siblings:  Mrs. Elaine Wilcox, Mrs. Lynn McClendon, Mrs. Karen Middlebrooks, and Mrs. Daphne and Mr. Tony Wynn all of Ocilla Georgia. Brother and sister-in-laws:  Mr. Henry James and Mrs. Shirley Wilcox of Ambrose, Georgia, Mr. Ronnie and Mrs. Linda Wilcox of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Samuel Wilcox of Douglas Georgia, Reverend Kenneth and Mrs. Deborah Wilcox, Mr. Jerome Wilcox, of Ambrose Georgia,  Mr. Johnnie and Mrs. Clerethe McElhaney of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Mr. Pink McElhaney, Mr. Walter James and Mrs. Delores McElhaney of Valdosta, Georgia, Mr. Jacob McElhaney of Eastman Georgia, Ms. Brenda Wilcox of Douglas Georgia, Mrs. Jennifer and Mr. Christopher Gaskin of Plant City Florida, Mrs. Yolonda and Mr. Willie Hicks of Douglas Georgia, and Mrs. Tonya and Mr. Alex Smith of Savannah Georgia.  14 Grandchildren along with a host of other In-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins relatives and friends.  A home going celebration for Mrs. Sandra Hardy Wilcox is planned for Saturday February 20, 2021 at 12:00 noon from the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave.  Rev. W. C. Mobley will deliver the eulogy and committal.  Mrs. Wilcox will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla, Friday morning 11:00 until 6:00 p.m.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements. Please continue to pray for the Hardy and Wilcox families. 

Mr. Harry Delonce Cooper

A few more years shall roe, a few more seasons come. And we shall be with those that rest, asleep with the tombs.  Then O my lord prepare, my soul for that great day.  O wash me in thy precious blood, and take my sins. away.  With sincere sympathy, the Davis funeral home 301 North Oak Street Ocilla Georgia   31774, pause to announce the death and committal rights for Mr. Harry Belonce Cooper of Jacksonville Florida formerly of Ocilla Georgia.  Mr. Cooper is survived by his wife: Mrs. Velma Hyman Cooper of Jacksonville Florida.  Their children:  Ms. Angelia Cooper, Mr. Eric Cooper, and Ms. Lisa Cooper all of Jacksonville Florida.  One brother Mr. Charles Cooper of Jacksonville Florida, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. A special niece, Mrs. Ruth Cooper Burch of Ocilla Georgia.  Mr. Cooper will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla on Sunday February 14, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:oo p.m.  Committal services for Mr. Harry B. Cooper will be held on Monday February 15, 2021 at 12:00 noon at the Lax community (Hawkins/Dunlap) cemetery  Highway 158, Lax Georgia.  Rev. Randy Shelly will officiate.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of Local arrangements. 

Mr. Anthony Bryant

Oh far a closer walk with God, a calm and heavenly friend.  A light to shine upon the road, that lead me to the lamb.  With sincere sympathy, the Davis Funeral Home, 301 North Oak Street, Ocilla Georgia   31774, pause to announce the death and home going celebration for Mr. Anthony Bryant of 505 East 8th. street of Ocilla Georgia.  Mr. Bryant is survived by his aunts and uncles: Mrs. Lucy Bryant of Phenix City, Alabama., Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Sylvia Lockett of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Jamie and Mrs. Alfee Lockett of Jacksonville Florida, Mrs. Ruby and Mr. George Parks of Martinez Georgia, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  A home going celebration for Mr. Anthony Bryant is planned for Friday February 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from the Ocilla city cemetery 301 East Valdosta Ave, in Ocilla.  Rev. Christopher R. Douglas will deliver the eulogy.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.  Please continue to pray for the Bryant and Lockett families.

Deacon Petrocillie Abe Goolsby Sr.

Petrocellie GoolsbyServant o God well done, rest from thy love employ.  The battle is fought, the victory is won, enter thy masters joy. With sincere sympathy, the Davis funeral home 301 North Oak street, Ocilla Georgia pause to announce the death and home going services for Deacon Petrocellie Abe Goolsby Sr. of 250 Floyd Harper Road, Wray Georgia.    Born October 14, 1975 in Ocilla Georgia to the late Sherman Lee Goolsby Jr. and the late Pearlie Mae Killiebrew Goolsby.  Deacon Goolsby received God call from labor to reward on Saturday January 16, 2021 at the Irwin county hospital in Ocilla Georgia.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 25 years: Mrs. Shonda Wilson Goolsby of Wray Georgia.  Children: Ms. Kanyssa Goolsby of Ashburn Georgia, Mrs. Anyssa and Mr. Paul O'Steen of Douglas Georgia, Mr. Petrocellie Goolsby of Wray Georgia.  Grandchildren:  Lucy O'Steen of Rome Georgia and Kaliyah O'Steen of Douglas Georgia.  Siblings:  Mr. Charles and Mrs. Sylvia Goolsby of Broxton Georgia, Mrs. Sandra Watson of Ocilla Georgia, Mrs. Shaundra and Mr. Tim Walton of Wray Georgia.  Mr. Sherman and Mrs. Kari Goolsby of Waycross Georgia, along with a host of nieces nephews, cousins relatives and friends.  A home going celebration for Deacon Petrocellie Goolsby is planned for Wednesday January 20, 2021 at 12:00 noon from the Macedonia Baptist church cemetery Wray Georgia where the Rev. L. H. Mobley serves as pastor.  His Pastor Rev. James C. Curtis will deliver the eulogy and the committal. Deacon Gooslby will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla, Tuesday morning 11:00 until 6:00 p.m.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.  Please continue to pray for the Goolsby and Wilson family

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In light of the recent Corona virus (Covid-19) outbreak, Davis Funeral Home of Ocilla Georgia will be taking the following steps to insure the health and well-being of our staff and our community as a whole.  We have communicated with other funeral homes in our surrounding area, and have been in contact with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) for insight and guidance for conducting our day-to-day businesses.  These are the recommendations that will be implemented by Davis Funeral Home:
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