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Mary Lee Smith DeBerry

Mary Lee DeberryServant of God well done. Rest from thy love employ. The battle is fought, the victory is won, enter thy master's joy.  With sadness in our heart.  The Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak street, Ocilla Georgia   31774, pause to announce the death and home going celebration for mother Mary Lee Smith DeBerry of 807 North Elm street, Ocilla Georgia.   Born September 15, 1941 in Berrian county, Alapaha Georgia, to the late Mrs. Rosa Mae Scrivins Smith and the late Mr. Timothy Smith.   Mrs. Deberry  received God's call from labor to reward on October 31, 2022 at Atrium Health Navicent Health in Macon Georgia.  Mrs. Deberry is survived by her children: Mrs. Dona and Mr. Theodis McClain of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Melba and Mrs. Leila Deberry of Macon Georgia, Mr. Darreyl Deberry and Mr. Gerald Deberry both of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Lontonta Deberry of Fitzgerald Georgia. Siblings: Ms. Rosa Smith, Mr. Waymon Smith, Ms. Carletha Nixon, Ms. Wilhelmina Smith, and Ms. Edwina Reeves all of Alapaha Georgia. Mr. Rudolph Smith of Norcross Georgia, along with several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  A home going celebration for mother Mary Lee DeBerry, is planned for Sunday November 6, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. from the Little Flock Missionary Baptist church, highway 158 Gladys Georgia, where her pastor Bishop Richard R. Denning Jr. will deliver the eulogy and committal. Interment will follow in the Luke cemetery in Berrian county.   Mother DeBerry will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla Saturday morning 10:00 until 6:00 p.m. and at the church 11:30 a.m. Sunday until the funeral hour The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.
 
 

Mr. Charlie James Gamble

Charlie GambleA few more years shall roll, a few more seasons come.  And we shall be with those that rest, asleep within the tomb.  A few more struggles here, a few more pardons over.  A few toils, a few more tears, and we shall weep no more.  Then O my lord prepare, my soul for that great day.  O wash me in thy precious blood and take my sins away: and so, on the hymn goes.    With heartfelt sympathy, the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak Street, Ocilla Georgia, pause to announce the death and home going celebration for Mr. Charlie James Gamble aka Lil Bo.  Born July 9,1938 in Ocilla, Irwin county  Georgia to the late Mr. John Thomas Gamble and the late Mrs. Carrie Tucker Gamble.  Mr. Gamble received God's call to his internal rest on Thursday October 13, 2022 at Coffee Regional Medical center in Douglas Georgia.  Mr. Gamble is survived by his children: Mrs. Constance and Minister Maurice Lake, and Ms. Rosie Faye Gamble all of Ocilla Georgia.  Stepchildren: Ms. Rita Hayward of Orlando Florida, Ms. Debbie Atkins of Ashburn Georgia, Mrs. Ruby Hunter and Mr. David Bennett of Lakeland Florida, Ms. Jennifer Cross Prather of Lakeland Florida, Mr. Napoleon and Mrs. Regina Cross of Tampa Florida, and Mr. Tony Lamar and Mrs. Reitha Cross of Rebecca Georgia.  His siblings: Mrs. Odessa Merritt of Ocilla Georgia, Mrs. Carrie Bell Bryant of Ambrose Georgia, Mr. Samuel Gamble and Mrs. Willie Mae Cherry both of Winston Salem North Carlonia.  Several foster children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  A home going celebration for Mr. Charlie James Gamble is planned for Saturday October 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. from the Pleasant Grove Baptist church cemetery, Peasant Grove church road in Irwin county.  His son-in-law, minister Maurice Lake will deliver the eulogy.  Mr. Gamble 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.

Mr. Desmond Isaiah Taylor

Desmond TaylorWhat a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege it is to carry, everything to God in prayer. O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pains we bear.  All because we do not carry, everything to God in prayer.  With sadness in our hearts, the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak Street, Ocilla Georgia   31774 pause to announce the death and home going celebration for Mr. Desmond Isaiah Taylor of 1041 East Fifth street, Ocilla Georgia.  Born August 29, 2005, in Douglas Georgia to Rev. Douglas Taylor the first and Mrs. Shelia Edwards Taylor (Martin).  Mr. Taylor received God's call to his eternal home on Friday September 16, 2022, at Memorial Health University Medical Center, in Savannah Georgia.  He is survived by his parents: Mrs. Shelia and Mr. Johnny Martin of Ocilla, Georgia and Rev. Douglas and Mrs. Bridgette Taylor of Fitzgerald Georgia.  His siblings: Mr. Douglas E. Taylor ll, Mrs. Olivia Taylor Cooper, Mr. Dustin B. Taylor, and Mrs. Shalanda Taylor Ferguson.  Stepbrothers:  the late Mr. Johnny Martin Jr. Mr. Jeremy Martin, Mr. Jaylen Martin and Mr. Isaiah Bryant. Stepsisters: Mrs. Natasha Martin Thrower and Ms. Laqaesha Shaw, along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  A home going celebration for Mr. Desmond Isaiah Taylor is planned for Saturday September 24, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. from the Irwin County High School Gym, 101 Chieftan circle, Ocilla Georgia.  His pastor Rev. James C. Curtis will deliver the eulogy and comital.  Interment will follow in the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave. in Ocilla.  Mr. Taylor will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla, Friday morning 10:00 until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday morning 10:00 until 11:30.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements. Please continue to pray for the Taylor, Martin and Edwards families.

Mr. Thomas Columbus Dixon Sr.

Thomas C DixonI heard the voice of Jesus say, come unto me and rest. lie down thy wearied one lie down, thy head upon my breast.  With sincere sympathy, the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak street Ocilla Georgia   31774 pause to announce the death and home going services of Mr. Thomas Columbus Dixon Sr. of Ocilla. Born  May 11, 1936 in Ocilla Irwin county Georgia to the Mrs. Fletia Heights.  Mr. Dixon received God's call from labor to reward on Thursday September 1, 2022 at his home in Ocilla surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife: Mrs. Mae Ruth Holmes Dixon of Ocilla.  Their children: Rev. Thomas Jr. and Mrs. Marlyn Dixon of Mayo Florida, Mr. Timothy and Mrs. Geraldine Dixon of Arizona,   Rev. Anothy Dixon and Rev. Ronald Dixon both of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Jerry Dixon of Warner Robins Georgia, Ms. Terry Dixon of Hinesville Georgia, Ms. Sonya Dixon of Tallahassee Florida and grandson that they raised, Mr. Emmanuel Battle of Statesboro Georgia along with a host of other grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  A Homegoing celebration for Mr. Dixon is planned for Wednesday September 7, 2022 at 11:00 from the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave. in Ocilla.  His sons, will delivery the eulogy and committal.  Mr. Dixon will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla, Tuesday morning 10:00 until 6:00 p.m.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements

Mr. Charlie R. Livingston

Charlie Livingston JrCome ye that love the lord, and let your joys be known. Join in a song a sweet accord, and thus surround the thrown.  With sincere sympathy, the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak street, Ocilla Georgia   31774 pause to announce the death and homegoing services for Mr. Charlie R. Livingston.  Born February 16, 1938 in Ocilla Irwin county Georgia to the late Mr. Charlie and the late Mrs. Willi Mae Livingston. Mr. Livingston received God's call to his heavenly home on Monday August 29, 2022 at Milford Hospice Center, Dover Delaware.  He leaves to cherish his memories his children:  Mrs. Shara and Mr. Kennard Bullock of Grand Prairie Texas, Mr. Gregory and Mrs. Rosa Livingston of Tampa Florida, Mrs. Sheila and Mr. Johnny Martin of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Steven J. Cobb of Queens New York and Mr. Charles Livingston of Dover Delaware.  His Siblings: Mr. Charleston DeLeon and Mrs. Terri Livingston of Newark, New Jersey, Mr. James Livingston and Mr. Dale Livingston both of Ocilla Georgia, Mrs. Deloris Pace of Lovettsville, Virginia, Mrs. Lavaria and Mr. Jethro Ellison and Ms. Linda Livingston all of Ocilla, Georgia, and Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Tessa Livingston of Savannah, Georgis.  Twenty one Grandchildren, Twelve great grandchildren, and One great great grandchild, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  A home going celebration for Mr. Charlie R. Livingston is planned for Saturday September10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. from the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave. in Ocilla. Rev. James C. Curtis will deliver the eulogy and committal. Mr. Livingston 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.

Mrs. Katia Rachelle Robinson Jones

Katia JomesFather we stretch our hands to thee, no other help we know.  If you withdraw yourself from us, we have nowhere to go.  With sorrow in our heart, the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak Street, Ocilla Georgia   31774, pause to announce the death and home going celebration for Mrs. Katia Rachelle Robinson Jones of 96 Roberts Ave. Willacoochee Georgia.  Born October 24, 1984 in Ocilla Georgia to Ms. Donna Robinson and Mr. Willie Lampkin.  Mrs. Jones received her heavenly wings on Thursday August 25, 2022 at her home in Willacoochee  surrounded by her loving family.  Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband:  Mr. Travis Jones of Willacoochee Georgia, their daughter; Ms. Ja'Kayla Tillman.  Her. Parents: Mrs. Donna and Mr. Kendrick Mizell and Mr. Willie and Mrs. Lanise Lampkin.  Her siblings:  Shaquita Woodard, Shecona Robinson, Christy Oliver, and N'Kenge Lampkin.  Grandmother Ms. Mary Robinson.  Mother in law Ms. Louise Jones. along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins relatives and friends.  Home goings celebrations for Mrs. Katia Jones is planned for Saturday September 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. from the Willacoochee cemetery highway 82 West in Willacoochee Georgia.  Her pastor Rev. Bobby Harris will deliver the eulogy and committal.  Mrs. Jones will lie in state at the Ebenezar Missionary Baptist church in Willacoochee on Friday September 2, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.

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In light of the 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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