Diane (Moore) Davis

Born: Mon., Feb. 11, 1935
Died: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Location: Blackshear Presbyterian Church

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Location: Blackshear Presbyterian Church

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Mrs. Clovis Diane Moore Davis, age 83, of Blackshear, Georgia, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross  following an extended illness.

Born February 11, 1935 in Waycross, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Marion “Musty” Moore, Jr. and Emma Clovis (Perryman) Moore. Her paternal grandparents were Andrew Marion Moore, Sr. and Lillian Viola (Byrd) Moore. Maternal grandparents were Dr. Hopkins Perryman and Jenni Daisy (McMillian) Perryman. She was the great granddaughter of the late Dr. Andrew M. Moore and Sarah Jeanette (Stone) Moore, charter members of the first Blackshear Presbyterian Church and he was the first clerk of session.  She was also the great granddaughter of Eleazer Z. Byrd and Anne Virginia (Kent) Byrd. E.Z. was Sheriff of Pierce County and editor of “Little Gem” newspaper, which preceded The Blackshear Times.

Diane grew up in Blackshear and graduated from Blackshear High School in 1953. She married James Allen Davis, Sr. on August 26, 1953 in the Blackshear Presbyterian Church where they both grew up as active members and hold the oldest memberships presently in the church. Diane served as an Elder in the church, a Sunday School Teacher, Chair of the Member Care Committee, and a member of the Women of the Church. She was employed by Peoples Bank in Blackshear for 33 years. She was a member of the Blackshear Women’s Club and later a charter member of the Pierce County Women’s Club and also a charter member of the Classy Red Hat Society.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Allen “Kip” Davis, Jr. and her sister, Marilyn Moore Alton.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, James Allen “Jimmy” Davis, Sr.; 4 daughters, Diana Dawn “Dee Dee” Smart, Gay Bennett (husband Michael), Shelley DeLoach (husband Stuart), and Pamela Paige Hitchner, all of Blackshear; 14 grandchildren, Marla Smart Meeks, Jamie Smart, Jay Turner, Sarah Carver, Chase DeLoach, Sunny Dixon, Thomas Hitchner, Davis Hitchner, Michelle Brewer, Shannon Waltz, Elizabeth Wilson, Skipper Davis, Drew Davis, and Courtney Davis; 22 great grandchildren; and several other relatives.

A memorial service will take place on Friday (November 30, 2018) at 12 p.m. at the Blackshear Presbyterian Church with Rev. Hampton Williams and Elder Sonny Bowen officiating. Private interment will be at the Blackshear City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Blackshear Presbyterian Church, 432 Main Street, Blackshear, Georgia 31516.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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