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Mrs. Lillie Mae Davis

Lillie Mae DavisThere's a sweet, sweet sprit in this place, and I know that it's the spirit of the lord.  With sadness in our hearts, the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak Street, Ocilla Georgia   31774, pause to announce the death of Mrs. Lillie Mae Davis, of 616 Park Ave. North, Tifton Georgia.  Born December 27, 1942, in Ocilla Georgia to the late Mrs. Rosa Harris and the late Mr. Clemon Harris.  Mrs. Davis moved to her eternal home on Sunday January 6, 2024, at her home in Tifton Georgia.  Mrs. Davis leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter: Mrs. Puerisha Mitchell of Tifton Georgia.  Sisters: Mrs. Louvenia and Mr. Alfonso Edwards of Ocilla Georgia and Mrs. Naomi Haithcock of Tifton Georgia, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  Home going services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Davis will be held on Friday January 19th, 2024, from the Ocilla city cemetery in Ocilla.  Mrs. Davis will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla, Thursday afternoon, 3:00 until 6:00, p.m. and Friday 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal on South Park Street in Tifton Georgia.  Eulogy and committal will follow at 2:15 p.m. at the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave. in Ocilla.  Pastor Veronica C. Anderson'Lewis will deliver the eulogy.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.  Please continue to pray for the Davis family. 

Williemae Holloway

Willie Mae HollowayWhat 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.  Have we trials and temptations, is there trouble anywhere.  Jesus knows our every weakness, take it to the lord in prayer.  It is with sincere sympathy, that the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak Street, Ocilla Georgia   31774, pause to announce the death and home going celebration for sister Williemae Holloway.  Born November 28, 1941, in Rochelle Wilcox County Georgia, to the late Mrs. Maeola Hunt Thomas and the late Mr. Robert Thomas Sr.  Sister Holloway received God's call from labor to reward, on Monday January 1, 2024, at The Reserve at Peachtree city in Peachtree City Georgia.  Mother Holloway leaves to cherish her memories, her children: Eldridge, Charles Jr. James, and Stepdaughter, Helen Jeanette Scott.  Her love extended to their spouses: John, Lolita, Monica, and John, her sister, Verdel Butts.  10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  A home going celebration for sister Williemae Holloway is planned for Saturday January 13, 2024, at 11:00 from the Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 931 Railroad Ave. Rochelle Georgia, where Rev. Travis Johnson serves as pastor.  Rev. Melvin Everson will deliver the eulogy.  Interment will follow in the Piney Grove Baptist church cemetery, Rochelle Georgia.  Sister Holloway will lie in state at the Piney Grove Baptist church, 9:30 a.m. on Saturday until the funeral hour. until the funeral hour.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.  Please continue to lift the Holloway family up in prayer.

Mrs. Teretha Lott Paulk

Treasa PaulkThere's a sweet, sweet sprit, in this place, and I know that it's the sprit, of the lord.  There's a sweet expression on each face, and I know that it's the presence of the lord.  Sweet holy spirit, sweet heavenly dove, stay right here with us, shadow us with your love.  And with each blessing, we'll lift our voice in praise, without a doubt we know, that we have been revived, when we shall leave this place.  It is with sincere sympathy, that the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak Street, Ocilla Georgia   31774, pause to announce the death of Mrs. Teretha Lott Paulk of Wray Georgia.  Born May 24, 1947, in Ocilla Irwin County Georgia to the late Mrs. Josephine Jackson Lott and the late Mr. Willie B. Lott.  Mrs. Paulk received God's call to her eternal home on Wednesday December 27, 2023, at Coffee Regional Medical center in Douglas Georgia surrounded by her loving family.  She is survived by her husband: Mr. George Paulk Sr. of Wray Georgia.  Her children:  Mr. Teco Lott, Dr. Adrian Lott, Mr. Shoan Lott, Mr. George Paulk Jr., Mrs. Capucine Walker, Mr. James Paulk, and Mr. Nicky Paulk.  Her siblings: Ms. Janice Deloise Lott and Ms. Gerthie Ann Lott Mack along with a host of grandchildren, brother and sister in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. 

Home goings services for Mrs. Teretha Lott Paulk is planned for Saturday January 6, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. from the Midway Missionary Baptist Church, highway 32 East, Holt Community, in Irwin County, Ocilla Georgia. The pastor Rev. Al Keith Milton will deliver the eulogy and committal.  Interment will follow in the Paulk cemetery, Ambrose Georgia. The family dinner will be served at the Midway Baptist church social hall immediately after the comital service.  Mrs. Paulk will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla, Friday morning 11:00 until 7:00 p.m.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements. The family will receive friends at their home in Wray Georgia on starting on Wednesday afternoon.  Please continue to pray for the Lott and Paulk families.

Mrs. Donna Shane Griffith Thomas

Mrs. Donna Thomas

With sorrow in our hearts, the Davis Funeral Home,301 North Oak Street,Ocilla Georgia 31774,pause to announce the death and home going celebration for Mrs. Donna Shane Griffith Thomas of 1224 Ineda Circle, Fitzgerald Georgia 31750. Born October 8, 1970, Mrs. Thomas received God's call to her everlasting home on Friday December 29, 2023,at her home in Ben Hill County.She leaves to cherish her memories,her husband: Mr. Gerald Thomas of Fitzgerald Georgia. Her children: Mrs.Lindsey Bishop,Ms. Emily M. Ray, Ms. Stephanie Thomas,and Mr. Gerald Thomas II. Her parents: Mrs. Deborah and Mr. Steve Arnold. Her siblings: Ms. Sonia Griffith, Mrs. Yolanda Griffith Terry and Mrs. Tonia Griffith Carver,along with a host of brother and sister in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

A home going celebration for Mrs. Donna Shane Griffith Thomas is planned for Friday, January 5, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. from the Midway Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 32 East in the Holt Community of Irwin County, where Rev. Al Keith Milton serves as pastor. Rev. Charles A. Anderson Sr. will deliver the eulogy and committal. Interment will follow in the Paulk Cemetery in Irwin County. Mrs. Thomas will lie in state at the Davis Funeral Home in Ocilla,Thursday morning 11:00 until 7:00 p.m. The Davis Funeral Home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.

Please continue to pray for the Griffith and Thomas families.

Mother Ida Mae George Johnson

IdaServant of God well done rest from thy love employ.  The battle is fought, the victory is won, enter thy master's joy.  It is with sincere sympathy, that the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak Street, Ocilla Georgia   31774, pause to announce the death and homegoing celebration for Mother Ida Mae George Johnson of 315 East 1st. street, Ocilla Georgia.  Born March 7, 1937, in Ocilla, Irwin County Georgia, to the Late Mrs. Sallie Mae Walker George, and the late Mr. Ben Geoge.  Mrs. Johnson finished her earthly journey on Sunday December 24, 2023, at Tift Regional Medical Center, in Tifton Georgia.  She leaves to cherish her memories her children: Mr. Douglas and Mrs. Rhonda Johnson of Tifton Georgia, Ms. Betty Johnson of Miami Florida, Ms. Jennifer Johnson and Mrs. Precious Blanding of Ocilla Georgia and Ms. Jamie Blanding of Atlanta Georgia.  A grandson that she raised Mr. Kenneth (Candace) Johnson.  Siblings:  Mrs. Roxie Davis of Ocilla Georgia, Ms. Anne White of Ocilla Georgia, and Mr. Buster White of Fitzgerald Georgia.  along with a host of brother and sister in-laws, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  A home going celebration for Mother Ida Mae George Johnson, is planned for Saturday December 30, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. from the Greater Grace Temple on East 4th. street in Ocilla. Her pastor Elder Calvin Ross will deliver the eulogy and committal.  Interment will follow in the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave. in Ocilla.  Mrs. Johnson 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 George and Johnson families.

Mrs. Alice Frances Dwight

Alice Frances DwightWhat a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins, and griefs to bier.  What a privilege it is to carry, everything to God in prayer.  It is with heartfelt sympathy, that the staff and management of the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak Street, Ocilla Georgia   31774, pause to announce the death and homegoing services for Mrs. Alice Frances Dwight of 7226 Angie Ct., Riverdale, Georgia.  Born October 9, 1946, in Abbeville, Wilcox County Georgia to the late Mrs. Martha Williams Parker and the late Mr. Mack Parker.  Mrs. Dwight received God's call to eternal home on Monday December 18, 2023, Westbury of McDonough in Mc Donough Georgia.  She is survived by her husband: Mr. Mose Dwight and their son Mr. Mr. Mose Stanley Dwight both of Riverdale Georgia.  Her Siblings: Mr. Alphonso Parker, Ms. Ophelia Parker, Ms. Deborah Parker, and Mrs. Gloria Parker Calloway.  For grandchildren, Eight Great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.  A home going celebration for Mrs. Alice Frances Dwight is planned for, Thursday December 28, 2023, at 12:00 noon from the Joy center located on College street, in Abbeville, Georgia.  Rev. Bobby Davis will deliver the eulogy and committal.  Interment will follow in the Riverside cemetery, highway 280 East in Abbeville Georgia.  Mrs. Dwight will lie in state at the Joy Center on Thursday morning 10:00 until the funeral hour.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.  Please continue to pray for the Parker and Dwight families.

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