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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Charlie Peacock
   Posted Sun November 25, 2018
Friend of Sunny!

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Jane Carruthers
   Posted Sun November 25, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of and praying for the entire family. Much love, Jane

ronald l Walker
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Dear Shelley, I am sorry for your loss. I totally can relate to the pain and i am praying for you and the family. God will sustain you each day. love, ron

Tom and Roselyn Wilson
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Dear Diane Davis Family, we send our prayers and condolences on the lost of the dearest lady we have known. She was so special to us. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and community.

Prayers for the family during this time of sorrow.


Tom and Roselyn Wilson

Lorrie Lovell
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
To entire family of Mrs. Diane, you are in prayers on the loss of your sweet, dear, hard-working wife, mother and relative. She was always so sweet to me each time I had the pleasure of seeing her, mostly at the bank in the years past. Prayers for strength and rest upon your bodies and mind in the tough days, weeks and years to come. Especially you, Ms Gay Bennett My Heart is aching for you on this huge loss. Prayers to you all.

Laura Watson
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Shelley and family, I am very sorry for your loss. There is nothing I can say to help with the pain and feeling of loss you have right now. As time passes the happy memories will keep her forever in your heart. Laura.

Barbara Smith-Fischer
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
My sincere condolences for your loss of sweet Diane, one of the kindest people I’ve been privileged to know. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Barbara

Carol Diane Boatright Foster
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
To the family , myself and our family of Hollis and Laquita Boatright, are so sorry for the lost of your sweet mother, may God Bless each and everyone of you.

Gwinnette Cooley
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Sending My Condolences with Deepest Sympathy. May God bless You and your family at this time of Bereavement Amen, Be Blessed 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

kathy smiley
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
pam, so sorry for your loss. prayers for the family and friends.

Mysti Sapp
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
What a beautiful soul this sweet lady had! I had the privilege of working with her for 13 years and working directly beside her for 5 of those years. She was kind to everyone with that loving smile on her face. I loved those days when we got tickled and she said you knew it was funny when you had that good ole belly laugh! One thing I will remember her instilling in me was, THERE'S SOMETHING GOOD IN EVERYTHING. May this fine family find peace during this season. My prayers are with you.

Patricia White
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Praying for your family that God will give you all peace, comfort and strength through the days ahead.

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