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Mr. Bobby Merritt

Bobby MerrittI heard the voice of Jesus say, come unto me and rest. Lie down thy wearied one lie down, thy head upon by breast.  I came to Jesus as I was, wearied, wounded and sad.  I found in him a resting place, and he has made me glad.  I heard the voice of Jesus say, behold I freely give, thy living water, thirsty one, stoop down, drink and live.  I came to Jesus and I drink, from that life giving stream.  My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, and now I live in him.  With heart felt sympathy, the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak street, Ocilla Georgia   31774, pause to announce the death of Mr. Bobby Merritt of 116 South Oak street, Ocilla Georgia.  Mr. Merritt received God's call from labor to reward on Friday January 1, 2021 at Tift regional medical center in Tifton Georgia.  Mr. Merritt is survived by his wife of 38 years:  Mrs. Jacqueline Merritt of Ocilla Georgia.   Children: Mr. Marcus King, Mr. Demetrice King of Fitzgerald Georgia, Mrs. Barbara (Cookie) and Mr. Anthony Wells of Lithonia Georgia, Mr. Bobby and Mrs. Christie Merritt Jr. of Jacksonville Georgia, Mr. Horace Young of Ocilla Georgia.  One brother:  Mr. Harold and Mrs. Mary Merritt of Ocilla Georgia.  Sister and brothers:  Mrs. Wanda and Mr. Keith Davis of Ambrose Georgia, Mr. Vincent and Mrs. Sadie Gaskins of Albany Georgia.  Special niece: Mrs. Keasher and Mr. Bernard Buchanan of Warner Robins Georgia.  Godson: Mr. Skylar Burgess of Ocilla Georgia,  along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  Homegoing services for Mr. Bobby Merritt are planned for Saturday January 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave. Ocilla.  Bishop Richard R. Denning will deliver the eulogy and committal.  Mr. Merritt will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla of 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 Merritt and  Dishmond families. 

Mr. Charles Lee Robinson

Charles Lee RobinsonIf I walk in the pathway of duty. If I work till the close of the day. I shall see that great king in all his beauty.  When I've gone the last mile of the way.  When I've gone the last mile of the way, I shall rest at the close of the day. For i know there is joy  there awaiting, when I've gone the last mile of the way.  With sadness in our heart the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak street, Ocilla Georgia pause to announce the death of Mr. Charles Lee Robinson 507 North Beach street Ocilla Georgia.  Born October 31, 1944, Mr. Robinson received God call from labor to reward on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Tift Regional Medical center in Tifton Georgia.  Mr. Robinson is survived by his significant other: Ms. Linda White Hall of Ocilla Georgia.  Children: Mr. Charles Lee Jr. and Mrs. Sondra Robinson of San Diego, California.  Mr. Greg and Mrs. Rexine Robinson of Douglas Georgia, Mr. Stanley and Mrs. Nicole Robinson of Atlanta Georgia, Ms. Felicia Wilcox of St. Johns Florida, and Dr. Lemond and Mrs. Teketa Hall of Tallahassee Florida.   Siblings:  Mrs. Thelma Mobley of Waycross Georgia, Mrs. Emma Ransey of Fitzgerald Georgia, Mr. Clarence and Mrs. Barbra Robinson of Douglas Georgia, Mr. Artis  and Mrs. Carolyn Robinson of Atlanta Georgia, and Mr. James and Mrs. Katie Robinson of Douglas Georgia.  Several in-laws, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  Home going services for Mr. Charles Lee Robinson is planned for Friday January 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. from the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave. Ocilla.  Rev. Emanuel Ellison will deliver the eulogy and committal.  Mr. Robinson will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla Thursday morning 10:00 until 6:00 p.m..  Please continue to pray for the White and Robinson Families.  The Davis Funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.

 

Mother Novella Miller

Novella MillerIf you call my name tomorrow, and I can't answer your call.  My life will be finished, and my work will be done. It's another child of God gone home.  With sadness in our heart, the Davis funeral home 301 North Oak street, Ocilla Georgia pause to announce the death and home going celebration for mother Novella Miller 107 West. 7th street, of Ocilla.  Born August 16, 1937 to the late Mr. Claude Miller and the late  Mrs. Parrie Lee Marshall Miller.  Mrs. Miller departed the life to be with the lord at her home in Ocilla on Monday December 14, 2020.  Mrs. Miller is survived by her children:  Mrs. Gwendolyn Boone  of Leland North Carolina, Mrs. Willie Vernell and Mr. Lester Smith Jr. of Villa Rica Georgia, Mr. John Willie and Mrs. Mary Miller of Albany Georgia, Mrs. Betty and Mr. Bobby Denson of Atlanta Georgia, Mr. Terry Miller of Pooler Georgia, Mrs. Debra and Mr. Melvin Harper of Ocilla Georgia, Ms. Cynthia McElhaney of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Regional Miller of Ocilla Georgia, and Mr. Trent Miller of Fitzgerald Georgia, along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins relatives and friends.  A home going service for Mother Novella Miller is planned for Saturday December 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. from the Ocilla city cemetery 601 North Oak in Ocilla.  Her grandson pastor Melvin D. Harper III will deliver the eulogy and committal.  Mother Miller will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla where she served faithfully for over Sixty on 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 Miller family. 

Ms. Jannelle Goolsby

Jenell Goolsby

And God shall wipe away all tears from your eyes.  With sincere sympathy the Davis funeral home 301 North Oak street Ocilla, Georgia pause to announce the death of Ms. Jannelle Goolsby of Fitzgerald Georgia.  Born December 8, 1982 in Ocilla Georgia to the late Mrs. Joyce Nell Hall Goolsby and Mr. Jerome Goolsby.  Ms. Goolsby enter into eternal rest on Thursday December 17,2020 at Tift Regional Medical Center, in Tifton Georgia.  She is survived by her daughter: Ms. Joycelyn Goolsby of Brunswick Georgia.  Father: Mr. Jerome Goolsby of Fitzgerald Georgia.  Grandmother: Mrs. Annie Mae Hall of Ocilla Georgia.  Uncles Mr. Stanley Hall of Tifton Georgia, Mr. Albert Hall of Fitzgerald Georgia, Mr. Jimmy Hall of Miami Florida, Mr. Bobby Hall of Fitzgerald Georgia, along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A homegoing celebration for Ms. Jannelle Goolsby is planned for Sunday December 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave. Ocilla.  Her pastor Rev. Douglas Taylor will deliver the eulogy and committal.  Ms. Goolsby will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla, Saturday Morning 11:00 until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday morning 11:00 until 12:30.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.  Please continue to pray for the Hall and Goolsby families. 

Mrs. Linda Oliver O'Neal

Linda ONealI heard  the voice of Jesus say, come unto me and rest.  Lie down thy wearied one, lie down, thy head upon my breast.  I heard the voice of Jesus say, behold I freely give, thy living water, thirsty one. Stoop down, drink and live,  With sadness in our heart, the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak Street, Ocilla Georgia   31774 pause to announce the death of Mrs. Linda Oliver O'Neal of Ocilla Georgia.  Mrs. Mrs. O'Neal departed this life here on earth to go home to be with the lord on Friday morning December 11, 2020 at Shann's university hospital in Gainesville Florida.  O'Neal is survived by her husband: Mr. Emmitt O'Neal Jr. of Ocilla Georgia.  One Son: Mr. Kevin O'Neal of Ocilla Georgia.  Siblings.  Mr. Tony and Mrs. Jeanette Oliver of Fitzgerald Georgia, Mrs. Bennie Ruth Gomez of Ocilla Georgia, Mrs. Alicia and Mr. Eddie Brooks, of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Roger and Mrs. Tammie Oliver of Douglas Georgia, Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Carolyn Oliver of Douglas Georgia, Mrs. Joann Collins of Tifton Georgia, and Mrs. Alice and minister Bernard Dunlap of Douglas Georgia.  Mother in law: Mrs. Mary  O'Neal of Ocilla Georgia.  Sister and brother in laws: Mrs. Ella Mae and Mr. Hosie Campbell of Fitzgerald Georgia, Mr. Willie Dunbar Sr. of Williston South Carolina, Rev. David and Mrs. Katrina Wilcox of Savannah Georgia, Ms. Brenda Goolsby of Ocilla Georgia, Mrs. Jacqueline Studstill of Ocilla Georgia, Mrs. Tammy and Mr. William Coleman of Tifton Georgia, also a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  Home going services for Mrs. Linda  Oliver O'Neal are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Davis funeral home of Ocilla.  Please keep the Oliver and O'Neal family lifted up in prayer. The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.
 
 

Mrs. Rosetta Thrower Johnson

Rosetta Johnson

I have fought a good fight,I have finished my course,I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day and not to me only,but unto all them also that love his appearing, 2 Timothy 4-7&8. With sincere sympathy the Davis Funeral Home, 301 North Oak Street Ocilla, Georgia 31774 announces the death of Mrs Rosetta(Thrower)Johnson of 912 North Oak Street Ocilla,Georgia.Born September 19,1939 in Wilcox County Georgia to the late Mrs. Sally(Coney)Thrower and the late Mr. John Thrower. Mrs. Johnson received God's call from labor to reward on Wednesday December 9,2020 at the Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton,Georgia. She is survived by her husband; Deacon Warnell Johnson,Sr. of Ocilla,Georgia, Children; Mr. Warnell(Charlotte)Johnson,Jr. of Lithonia,Georgia, Mr. Joseph(Stephanie)Johnson of Savannah,Georgia, Mr. Charlie(Maria)Johnson of Ocilla,Georgia, Mr. Frederick(Alisa)Johnson of Ocilla,Georgia, Ms. Vickie Johnson of
Vienna,Georgia, Ms. Angelia Johnson of Waycross,Georgia, and Mr.Steve(Kimberly)Johnson of Smith Station,Alabama. Serveral siblings, along with a host of grandchildren,nieces,nephews,cousins,relatives,and friends. Homegoing celebration for Mrs. Rosetta Johnson will be held Sunday December 13,2020 at 1:00P.M.  from the Ocilla City Cemetery 301 East Valdosta Ave. in Ocilla,Georgia. Rev. C. R. Douglas will deliver the eulogy and committal. Mrs. Johnson will lie in state at the Davis Funeral Home on  Saturday afternoon 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday morning 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. The Davis Funeral Home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements. Please continue to pray for Thrower and Johnson 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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