Tifton Gazette


May 5, 2014

James "Jimmy" Allan Davis

TIFTON — James "Jimmy" Allan Davis, 74, of Tifton died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at his residence. A graveside funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oakridge Cemetery. The Rev. John Hughes will officiate with burial to follow. Joel Wood, Ron Branch, Thad Paulk, Ronnie Dunn, Chuck Majeski and Randy Rodger will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Brenda Wood Smith, Rose Cooksey, Joe Pope, Albatha Snead, Jan Paulk, Frank and Jeanette McGill, Karen Thomas and Troy Tapp. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Mr. Davis was born Aug. 26, 1939, in Tifton and was the son of James Howard Davis and Mollie Lee Hayes Davis, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Claude M. Davis and Robert J. Davis; and two sisters, Mary B. Davis Mumford and Betty Davis Moore. He graduated from Tifton High School in 1957 and received his Bachelors of Business in Accounting from the University of Georgia in 1964. Jim was a commercial real estate broker for 30-plus years in Atlanta, before moving to Tifton in 2003, where he joined Century 21 as a commercial and residential real estate broker.  He served in the United States Army Reserve as a tank commander for six years. He loved his family with all his heart, they were his heart.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Hilda Shaw Davis of Tifton; three daughters, Katherine Davis Rodger and husband, Randy of Newnan, Joanna Davis of Tifton and Barbara Davis of Tifton; one sister and brother-in-law, Sara Davis Majeski and husband, Charles of Tifton; one sister-in-law, Ann Davis; two grandsons, William, eight years old and Liam, one year old; and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family expresses sincere appreciation to Dr. William Hancock and Dr. Brent Savelli and their respective staffs for Mr. Davis' care.

Flowers will be appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation, P. O. Box 747, Tifton, GA 31793.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Services for the Davis family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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