James C. Davis

Published 2:12 pm Monday, May 1, 2017

FRANKLIN — James Cecil Davis, 86, also known as “J.C.” or “Uncle Dave,” of Southampton County, Virginia, passed away on April 28, 2017.
J.C. was a surveyor for the Woodlands Department of Union Camp in Franklin for 37 years.
He served in the United States Navy from 1950-1954 as a gunner’s mate.
He was a son of the late James and Lorena Davis of Cleburne, Alabama. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Clara Benefield, and two brothers, I.R. and Ray Davis.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth “Ann” K. Davis; brother-in-law, James L. Kelly of Prince George; sister-in-law. Betty G. Edwards (Jimmy) of Franklin; brother-in-law, Frank Kientz of Jarratt; and several nieces and nephews. Having no children of his own, he was a beloved uncle to his wife’s five nieces, Lynn Shearin, Susan Grigg, Judy Hoyle, Pam Harris and Linda Pace.
He enjoyed spending time with his great-nephews: Charles Grigg, Brett Harris, Hunter Harris, Davis Harris, R.J. Hoyle, Tom Hoyle and Luke Pace; and great-nieces, Elizabeth Grigg and Abby Pace.
The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 17262 Courthouse Road, Yale, VA 23897.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.