Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dorothy Davis

Dorothy Davis, 90, of Laurel, died Saturday, February 7, 2015, in Laurel, MS.

Services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Memory Chapel. Dr. Randy Turner will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville, MS at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Dorothy was born February 5, 1925 in Greenville, MS to Fleet C. Barnes and Lillian Cooper Barnes. She met Wyatt Davis January 1955 in Greenville, MS when both were employed in the accounting department of Alexander Smith, Inc. a new corporation in Mississippi moving from New York due to its large number of textile and carpet plants being built in the South. They were married October 13, 1956, and moved to Laurel, MS in June 1960 when her husband was employed by Sanderson Farms, Inc. who was moving heavily into the poultry industry. He retired in 1994 as Secretary, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer. He and Dot enjoyed their retirement years together until she became ill and entered Comfort Care Nursing Center.

They were members of First Baptist Church, Laurel, MS. Dot was an active member of the Bay Flower Garden Club and a life member of the Laurel Junior Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fleet and Lillian Barnes; sister, Katherine Barnes Angel and brother-in-law, Fred O. Angel; husband, Edward Ely; and nephew, Fred O. Angel, Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Wyatt J. Davis, Jr. of Laurel, MS; niece, Rebecca Angel Barrett and husband, Jerry Barrett of The Village, Florida; brother-in-law, Jim Calvin Davis and wife, Janice of Columbus, MS; niece, Courtney McAllister and husband, Tom McAllister of Memphis, TN; nephews, C. Marion Smith and wife, Kathy of Richmond, TX and Tim Smith and wife, Teresa of Brandon, MS; and sister-in-law, Martha Davis York of Louisville, MS.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 10 2015, at Memory Chapel which is in charge of the arrangements. To view and sign the family guest book, visitwww.memorychapellaurel.com.