James Davis

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 29, 2009

James A. Davis
IVOR—James Arthur Davis, 81, died April 24, 2009, at his residence..
He was a native of Southampton County and the son of the late Arthur and Lethea W. Davis.
Mr. Davis was a retired farmer and member of Beulah Land AME Zion Church, where he was a steward.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine L. Davis of Ivor; three daughters, Karen Joe-Ligui of New York, N.Y., Frances Joe-Wedderburn (George) of New York and Kathy Graham (Kenneth) of New York; three sons, Sidney Joe of New York, Wayne Joe of New York and Vincent Joe (Linsey) of New Hampshire; two adopted daughters, Carol Neclos of Zuni and Pamela Warren of Courtland; 26 grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Gloria Davis of Smithfield; one brother, Edward Davis of Surry; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Beulah Land AME Zion Church, 34122 Clayton Road, Zuni, officiated by the Rev. Joseph Whitney.
Interment will be in Gilfield Baptist Church Cemetery.
Crocker Funeral Home Inc. is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.