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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

Mrs. Darletha Middlebrooks Merritt

Darletha Merritt

What 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.  With sadness in our hearts, the Davis funeral home 301 North Oak street in Ocilla Georgia pause to announce the death and homegoing celebration for Mrs. Darletha Middlebrooks Merritt. of 516 Fieldstone Drive Ocilla Georgia.   Born December 9, 1942 in Ocilla Georgia to the late Gilbert Middlebrooks and the late Blanche Wilcox Middlebrooks.  Mrs. Merritt received the call from God to enter into the joy of the lord on Saturday January 16, 2021 at the   Tift Regional medical center in Tifton Georgia.  She is survived by her children:  Mrs. Bobbie and Mr. Calvin Anderson of Douglasville Georgia, Mrs. Annie and Mr. Marion Cooper of Brunswick Georgia, Mr. Cleo and Mrs. Dwanda DeBerry of Jacksonville Florida, Mr. Jeffery and Mrs. LaShone DeBerry of Jacksonville Florida,  Ms. Beverly Panler of Douglasville Georgia, Mr. Dewayne and Mrs. Kisa Middlebrooks of Fitzgerald Georgia, Ms. Angela DeBerry of Tifton Georgia, Ms. Latosha DeBerry of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Kelvin and Mrs. Brittney Merritt of Fitzgerald Georgia, Ms. Tawanne and Mr. Montre Askew of Covington Georgia, Ms. Vivian Merritt of Ocilla Georgia and Ms. Yaliveeya Deberry of Ocilla Georgia.  Siblings: Ms. Willie Mae Anderson of Hattiesburg Miss., Mr. Joe Middlebrooks of San Francisco Calif., Mrs. Glenda and Mr. Willie Fred Walker of Ocilla Georgia,  Ms. Evelyn Hams of Hattiesburg Miss. along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  A home going celebration for Mrs. Darletha Merritt is planned for Saturday January 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. from the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave. where her pastor Rev. James C. Curtis will deliver the eulogy and committal.  Mrs. Merritt 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 Middlebrooks and Merritt families.

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.

 

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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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